Sekem: the Economics of Love

Sekem means Vitality in the Egyptian language. It is also the name of a community practising regenerative biodynamic agriculture in various parts of Egypt, started by Dr.Ibrahim Abouleish. The community has restored whole tracts of desert to profitable use using natural methods. Sister institutions distribute their products around the world.

Instead of emitting a tonne of CO2 from each acre as conventional agriculture does, making agriculture the main cause of CO2 emissions on the planet, the Sekem fields sequester a tonne and a half.

From the Sekem website:–

“Sustainable Development since 1977

SEKEM was founded with the idea of sustainable development and giving back to the community. The vision that brought Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish to dig the first well in the vast desert land still resounds in SEKEMs approach of conducting business. Like a compass, our vision, mission and values guide us in the everyday work in all SEKEM companies.

Sustainable development towards a future where every human being can unfold his or her individual potential; where mankind is living together in social forms reflecting human dignity; and where all economic activity is conducted in accordance with ecological and ethical principles.”

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