Cultivation, processing and export in the hands of peasants
A strong network
SEKEM – means “LIVE-GIVING SUN” (translated from ancient Egyptian). Today, the biodynamic agricultural activities of Lotus/Sekem are not only restricted to the original farm or the different companies and social institutions. They extend to 200 additional organic farms with a total acreage of 2,000 hectares. Lotus/Sekem markets the organic products from all these farms in Egypt and abroad.
The intention of Sekem is to provide “practical development aid” (supporting people to help themselves) to the Egyptian population. In Egypt, many people live below the poverty line. Sekem did not only focus on the production and marketing of agricultural products, but also on the improvement of social conditions. To this end, Sekem has founded kindergartens, schools, vocational training centers, a health care center and even an Academy of Applied Arts and Science.