ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM: Exploring Organic Agriculture in Egypt, a visit to SEKEM organisation


The Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture of Zahle – Lebanon, organized a study tour to Egypt. The tour included the participation of organic operators and project beneficiaries from Jordan and Lebanon.

The main objective of the visit was to gain insights into Egypt's organic agriculture system.

During the tour, participants visited SEKEM, widely recognized as a pioneer in organic agriculture. SEKEM boasts productive farms, factories, and laboratories that rely on the company's organic products. They also have specialized nurseries for organic seedling production, along with a school focused on sustainable development.

The tour also encompassed a visit to Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, affiliated with SEKEM, housing the Middle East's first Faculty of Agriculture for Vitality (organic).


Towards the end of the visit, participants explored the Egyptian Biodynamic Agriculture Association, which operates under the supervision of SEKEM. Its membership exceeds 4000 individuals who benefit from and actively participate in the company's activities.


This tour activity was part of the activities within the Organic Ecosystem project funded by the European Union. The Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture led this project, with the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables, as well as public and private institutions from Lebanon, Italy, Greece, and Spain, serving as key partners. Additionally, associated partners, including SEKEM, were involved.


This activity marked the conclusion of the project, which concluded on Monday, 24/9/2023, after a four-year duration.