OAA was established on 13 June 1997, by a group of 22 agricultural specialists and farmers. In their first meeting they elected the board (or council) of the association and approved its statute. The roots of membership are farmers and groups of farmers, who are already organic or becoming organic.
Also, members are university teachers, researchers, businessmen and other individuals involved or willing to join the organic movement in Albania. OAA has a network of experts in agriculture and rural development all over the country, who are time after time activated. The Organic Agriculture Association is a member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement), since December 1998.