are Invested in support of the small farmers of EoL in the compost production
of SEKEM’s culture are integrated with equality and diversity, though we are still doing our best in ensuring a safe and discrimination-free space for everyone.
Life Long Learning &
of SEKEM’s point of view in working together as an ideal space for learning and consciousness development..
of SEKEM’s focus lies on proper waste management and optimizing its packaging material.
SEKEM vegetables were grown on Wahat Baharya, Behera, Fayoum farms and more location in Egypt. The vegetables are growing under biodynamic principles which is the highest recognized organic method supporting the balance of eco-systems and enriching biodiversity.
SEKEM is aiming not only to reduce its ecological footprint but to spread life and to contribute to a better and healthier condition of the land
Through biodynamic compost production, EoL farmers manage to avoid Co2-eq emissions that may result if the manure and biomass were left, untreated, to decay anaerobically.
SEKEM is enhancing biodiversity by creating new habitats such as tree planting provides a habitat for birds and insects.
Meet The Farmers
get to the source of production
Farmer in Behera, Egypt
Salama has been partner with SEKEM since 1995 with an area of 33 Feddan. Since he stopped using chemicals and started planting using organic compost and planting biodynamic crops he noticed the advantage and the difference in the financial terms and the land produces high quality products.
Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt
Gomaa Hassan has his own Demeter-certified biodynamic farmland in Fayoum, where he grows Sesame along with other crops. He’s been working in biodynamic agriculture for 24 years. Which is why he believes in the importance of growing biodynamic, as it protects his family’s health and his land’s ability to regenerate itself, allowing him to generate double the production
Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt
Waleed is an agriculture engineer in Wahaat SEKEM. His children study at SEKEM school, also his wife teaches Arabic there. They are living a wonderful new experience surrounded by calming beautiful places. He’s a hard worker farmer trying to cover all the herbs needed in the market.
The fresh vegetables come directly from the farms to arrive at the iSiS Organic Food Company, samples are taken to be tested to ensure the standards of organic and biodynamic approaches are met. Then the vegetables are cleaned well and put in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
SEKEM is switching all its entities to work from 100% PV energy as an encouragement of the transition to renewable energy.
SEKEM provides health insurance and safe working conditions and promotes well-being for their worker.
SEKEM prototypes small-scale wastewater systems for neighborhood farmers, who currently spend a lot of money to dispose of their wastewater in unhygienic and unsustainable ways.
After that it goes through the processes of cleaning, sorting and getting the similar sizes together. Then it’s weighted and packed by shrinking. finally it’s ready to be packed in boxes to be shipped.
EOL’s wheel of balance was inspired by SEKEM to maintain a balanced and positive impact on people and the environment.
The vegetables are packed fresh and exported directly to the customer to keep them fresh as much as possible in a duration that’s not more than 5 hours
SEKEM aims is to address the cultural, societal, ecological, and economic challenges of Egypt from an integral perspective.
The vegetables could be responsibly grown and processed. Still, their packaging material and the companies from which they are sourced also have a significant impact on the product’s lifetime, and cannot be neglected.
The packaging material is recyclable plastic plates as SEKEM focuses on their waste management
SEKEM is a model for sustainable development on the individual, organizational, and community level, which is an inspiration for the whole society and other countries as well
EoL certifies the entire value chain: production and farms, processing factories and companies, and distribution.
The vegetables boxes are now ready to be distributed directly to your home, local shops or overseas.
The first choice is always sea freight to reduce emissions, however air fright is needed sometimes.
Drivers receive health consultancies from SEKEM medical center located near the factory to make sure that they monitor their health to reduce any work strains.
Distribution process is under the supervision of Isis to ensure the selection of the shipping cars to be cleaned and qualified for the process.
Meet The Employees
have a look, who processed, packaged and distributed your product
Quality Manager in iSiS
Marwa has been working in the tea department of iSiS factory for more than 8 years. Together with her husband and two children, she lives on the SEKEM farm.
Factory Engineer at SEKEM
Ahmed has been working in SEKEM for four years, and lives right next to the SEKEM farm with his family.
Factory Engineer in Lotus
Hassan is in charge of the cleaning and packing machine in the processing facility of Lotus. He has been working in Lotus for 17 years and enjoys that work is combined with cultural programs.
Abd El Magid
Distributor in SEKEM
Abd El Magid has been an employee in SEKEM for over 15 years. He is responsible for distributing the finished products to stores all over Cairo.
What is the True Price?
Are there hidden costs that the price doesn't reflect?
True Price Comparision
Sustainably & ethically produced products add value to society. However, when comparing prices, we don’t take into account the long-term impact of the product. For example, since this Anise is sequestering Co2e it is actually saving up to 0.35USD per kilo! This means that it is cheaper than products that emit Co2e, but so often the price tag doesn’t reflect that.
We encourage you to compare products based on their true price; the price that reflects the hidden costs that we and future generations eventually pay for.
This Anise saves up to 0.35 USD/Kilo, by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere
Indirect Costs include:
Society is paying taxes to clean water sources from agriculture’s chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, as well as the irresponsible disposal of wastewater from factories, in order to make it usable/drinkable water.
The use of pesticides in agriculture eventually affects the human body and therefore increases medical treatment costs.
Society has to bear the long-term cost caused by disruptive agriculture e.g. soil erosion, desertification, and loss of biodiversity.
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And make mindful purchasing decisions that leave a positive impact on people and the environment
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