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The Egyptian Bio-Dynamic Association

Promoting Sustainable Agriculture since 1994
Overview

Regenerative Agriculture in Egypt

Understanding the long-term impacts of conventional agriculture on society and the environment, and believing in the necessity to transition towards more sustainable agricultural systems, The Egyptian Biodynamic Association (EBDA), an independent non-governmental organization, was established in 1944 to promote organic and biodynamic agriculture in Egypt.

Since its establishment, EBDA has worked with more than 1500 farmers all around the country and has been supporting them every step of the way, by helping them during the conversion process, improving the quality of their work and products, and ultimately enhancing their well-being and livelihood.

What Services Does EBDA Provide?
Consultancy

Consultancy

EBDA provides consultancy services in every aspect of organic and biodynamic agriculture through its diverse staff, field engineers, experts and consultants.
Support for national and international certifications

Support for national and international certifications

Compliance with standards is crucial in organic and biodynamic agriculture, as they represent the only mean of authenticating organic and biodynamic farms. EBDA provides the necessary support for farmers and companies to follow the requirements of national and international certifications, such as EU organic, NOP, Bio Suisse, Demeter, and Economy of Love.
Market access for organic/biodynamic raw materials

Market access for organic/biodynamic raw materials

EBDA supports its member farmers and producers by providing marketing opportunities with potential buyers and facilitating access to national and international markets of organic and biodynamic products. EBDA establishes these relationships in a way that guarantees the mutual benefit and respect of all parties.
Hosting awareness-raising events and campaigns

Hosting awareness-raising events and campaigns

EBDA develops and participates in awareness-raising and campaigns that draw attention to biodynamic and organic agriculture and highlight its long-term benefits to economy, society and environment.
Capacity building and training programs

Capacity building and training programs

EBDA provides training on a wide range of topics related to organic and biodyanamic agriculture, in addition to on field and technical courses.
Active networking between stakeholders of the Organic/Demeter sector

Active networking between stakeholders of the Organic/Demeter sector

EBDA believes in the importance of networking with different stakeholders, and has established meaningful partnerships to develop a thriving biodynamic and organic sector in Egypt.
Dessiminating Scientific Knowledge Products

Dessiminating Scientific Knowledge Products

EBDA develops regularly scientific products related to different aspects of organic and biodynamic agriculture, including reports, manuals, flyers, learning videos and articles.
Developing and Distributing Organic/Biodynamic Inputs

Developing and Distributing Organic/Biodynamic Inputs

EBDA, with the help of its partners, provides organic and biodynamic inputs upon request, such as biodynamic preparations, compost, bio-control products, organic seeds and materials.
Economy of Love Agriculture Carbon Credits

Economy of Love Agriculture Carbon Credits

Through its EoL and Carbon Credits standards, EBDA supports biodynamic farmers to have a positive impact through sequestering net carbon and enhancing farm biodiversity. The standard ensures that every carbon project is validated and verified, that it follows the true cost accounting approach and covers living wages of the workers along the value chain.

Demeter Trademark

The EBDA is actively supporting its farming members and member companies to comply with national and international regulations of the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International (BFDI) for farming and processing, alongside other standards.
The association has subcontracted the Center of Organic Agriculture in Egypt (COAE) to conduct regular audits on demeter farms. The COAE is accredited by the BFDI Accreditation Council.