projects and more are currently running in organizations inspired by the SEKEM Initiative.
of SEKEM perspective has an integrative view of human health that integrates body, soul, and spirit, and wants to disseminate this vision in Egypt.
Life Long Learning &
of people in SEKEM can develop and unfold their potential as SEKEM is a huge school a place for everyone to offer their gifts as a service to the whole.
SEKEM is a carbon-negative organization, which means it sequesters more CO2 than it emits
The pomegranate was cultivated on the Osman farm in Asuit, Egypt. the farm uses organic and biodynamic methods in agriculture that enhance the product and also protect the environment and 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
The total cultivated area of SEKEM farms faced a 20% increase this year due to active reclamation activities in Wahat Farm. Newly joined farmers added 35% to the supplying farmers’ land.
SEKEM aims to develop a national framework for emissions reduction and carbon credits from the agricultural sector.
Meet The Farmers
get to the source of production
Farmer in Bene Suef, Egypt
Samy Mohamed Khames is a biodynamic farmer from Bene Suef, South of Cairo. Samy is an old partner and supplier of high-quality agricultural products for SEKEM company. For more than 18 years he has been cultivating multiple products for SEKEM every season.
Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt
Mostafa Saber is originally from Minia in upper Egypt. He joined SEKEM Wahat farming team in 2019. Mostafa came to SEKEM Wahat because he wanted to learn more about organic and biodynamic farming.
Abdallah Ali Moursy
Farmer in Minia, Egypt
Abdallah is 71 years old and still very much involved in the agricultural process of his family farm. Since 23 years he uses biodynamic methods. He likes reaching out to other farmers to raise awareness for healthy food and production.
Farmer in Assiut, Egypt
Abdel Ghaffer is a farmer in the Assiut Governorate, south of Minia, Egypt. He has been working with SEKEM for many years and therefore he is deeply connected to the vision and principles of biodynamic agriculture.
The pomegranate’s first step in the processing stage is to arrive at the Lotus factory for it to be peeled, sorted, and cleaned. It gets tested to assure the quality of being an organic and biodynamic product.
The ultimate goal of SEKEM is to address the cultural, societal, ecological, and economic challenges of Egypt from an integral perspective.
Lotus in 2021 was able to reach a 48% reduction in the non-organic waste that is sold for external providers.
100% of the factory wastewater is being recycled and reused for tree irrigation on the factory property.
After receiving from Lotus the 25KG paper bags it arrives at Isis factory tested one more time to ensure the quality and ready to be packed. They have machines specially for the demeter products
SEKEM offerers a variety of products from the pomegranate. First, from the pomegranate peel, they make the powder, from the seeds they make juice, tea bags, and lastly oil which is only 9% of the seed.
EoL certifies the entire value chain: production and farms, processing factories and companies, and distribution.
Isis has a huge positive impact on the environment where the non-organic wastes are being reduced by 77% and the organic wastes by 25%. In addition, to having a target of running on 100% solar energy.
The packaging material plays a significant role in the product quality and impact on the environment, for that SEKEM always seeks to be responsible in choosing the best material for better lifetime for the product and the environment.
Isis uses high-quality boxes that are recyclable and biodegradable material for reducing the waste and helping the environment.
SEKEM is focused on holistic sustainable development and social innovation in Egypt.
The material of the plastic jar are not recycled but they are planning on making sustainable material,
The package is now ready to be delivered to you whether to your home, at your local shop or abroad.
Calculating the estimated emissions from all the farmers and the transportation emissions from farm to the final consumer
Distribution process is under the supervision of Isis to ensure the selection of the shipping cars to be cleaned and qualified for the process.
The first choice is always sea freight to reduce emissions, however air fright is needed sometimes.
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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