Higher Incomes, Guaranteed Markets, Better Work Opportunities: Oikocredit Publishes Impact Study on SEKEM

SEKEMs partner, the Dutch financing organisation Oikocredit, has just published an Impact Evaluation Study on SEKEMs work with contract farmers, which does not only show the benefits of SEKEMs approach, but will also help the initiative to improve its activities. Precisely what impact does SEKEMs unique development approach have on the small-holding farmers supplying it? The Impact Evaluation Study that was recently…

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People in SEKEM: Naglaa Ahmed

“My mother, rest her soul in peace, was a leading character in my life and my role model; she was a hard worker yet always found the time for community service as well as for her family. Helping others was her true calling and source of joy and she planted that seed in me,” says…

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German-Egyptian Cooperation for Promoting Organic Production in Egypt

Recently, the bfz gGmbH (Training and Development Centers of the Bavarian Employers’ Associations) and the BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) launched their cooperation project Organic Egypt. The three-year project focuses on enhancing the Organic agriculture sector in Egypt and improving the competitiveness of its production in national and international markets by…

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SEKEM Celebrates Harvesting its Organic Cotton in Damietta and New Cooperation

In a special event, SEKEM celebrates its organic cotton harvest with its new contracted farmers in Damietta Governorate, located 200 kilometers north from Cairo. In Kafr Saad, a small village of Damietta, 20 contracted farmers recently joined SEKEMs cotton supply chain and presented their shining Organic certified cotton crops. The festive event took place in…

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40 Years of Vitalizing the Desert

“Crazy!” That was how people called Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish, when he first declared his vision of greening the desert and building a sustainable community in Egypt. The SEKEM founder started to sustainably vitalize the Egyptian desert in 1977. When looking back, it becomes obvious that the environmental situation in Egypt wasn’t easy but not as…

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For Healthy Livestock: Free Veterinary Service from SEKEM

Recently, SEKEM organized three veterinary medical convoys to investigate the livestock of SEKEMs contracted farmers in three villages located in Giza and Kafr El Sheikh Governorates. The project was organized in collaboration with the Egyptian Bio-Dynamic Association (EBDA) and more than 20 veterinary doctors, who volunteered from nearby directorates. The veterinarians inspected and vaccinated an…

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