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Vision

EBDA envisions a future where biodynamic and organic agriculture are in the spotlight as mainstream models in Egypt, it aims to develop a thriving sector that is socially conscious, economically viable, and environmentally sound.

Our vision stems from the foundations of sustainability (Economy, society, environment) and the SEKEM vision of 2057 to reach a holistic future where human development, value creation and social responsibility are all treated equally, enhanced and interconnected as one.

Mission

To promote biodynamic and organic agriculture in Egypt, alongside rural development and sustainability.

To improve the knowledge and capabilities of any stakeholder interested in biodynamic/organic agriculture in a way that nurtures personal development, independence and innovation.

To develop innovative solutions for producers through interdisciplinary and action-oriented approaches.

To provide high-quality technical, administrative and regulatory support to farmers in every step of the production process.

To provide marketing opportunities and facilitate access with potential buyers from national and international markets, guaranteeing the mutual benefit and respect of all parties, particularly primary producers through eliminating middlemen and buying their products at an optimum price.

Our Story

Since antiquity, agriculture represented a focal aspect of humanity’s wellbeing and played a key role in the development of societies and nations. As the world continued to develop at a rapid phase, massive agricultural breakthrough took place, particularly with the occurrence of the green and transgenic revolutions which transformed the sector into the conventional mainstream model it is today, which relied on maximizing production through agricultural technologies, modern plant breeding, the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, and intensive agricultural practices such as soil tillage and monocropping.

Despite the initial success of this model in raising food quantities, particularly between the 1970s and 1990s, it became very evident that conventional agriculture leads to more harm than good, and causes long term economic, social and environmental issues, such as resource depletion, land and soil fertility degradation, biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, weed and pest resistance to chemicals, health hazards, in addition to accentuating poverty, exacerbating regional disparity and inequality, and the long term decline of production rates.

Recognizing the negative consequences of conventional agriculture, sustainable alternatives need to be explored and pushed into mainstream status in order to promote an agricultural future that is economically viable, socially conscious and environmentally sound. Following this rationale, The Egyptian Biodynamic Association was established in 1994 by Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish to promote the development of organic and biodynamic agriculture in Egypt and to support farmers through a variety of services including consultancy, extension, training and facilitating market access. In addition, EBDA is involved in different national and international projects that not only promote sustainable agriculture, but also rural development and sustainability.

Our policy:

A true and fair representation of organic and biodynamic agriculture is crucial to promote them to a wide audience and to reap its full benefits. Nowadays, a lot of people say they speak for organic and biodynamic farmers, yet they tend to sideline important environmental, economic and social aspects for monetary gains. In EBDA we believe that organic and biodynamic farmers as equal partners to us, they deserve a strong and fair representation that empowers them. Hence our policy is to magnify the voice of organic and biodynamic farmers and to drive these agricultural systems into a mainstream status in Egypt. All EBDA farmers deserve access to quality education and information, technical and administrative support, a fair representation in price negotiation and improved and safe livelihood.

In our membership structure, every farm and farmers are equal regardless of status or the size of the operation, each farmer receives our full engagement and is given the highest quality of services.

Our guiding principles:

Independence: EBDA is an independent non-governmental organization. It has no motives or agenda other than promoting organic and biodynamic agriculture in Egypt.

Working together: EBDA believes in collaborating with partners and networking with different stakeholders in the organic and biodynamic sectors.

Unity: EBDA is committed to supporting farmers across the country, it is committed to working with them to make organic and biodynamic agriculture and certification more accessible and applicable, EBDA will listen to and support whenever possible the concerns and ideas of farmers and partners.

Diversity: EBDA operates in a way that allows full diversity in its team, in a way that is reflective of the organic and biodynamic movement, and avoids the exclusion of any party.

Membership: EBDA’s membership is open to anyone interested in organic and biodynamic agriculture, including farmers, companies and organizations in these fields.

Engagement: EBDA is a place where all its members can engage positively and share their perspectives; EBDA believes that a community-like structure empowers farmers.

Working for change: EBDA is committed to driving change in the agricultural sector through promoting organic and biodynamic agriculture, thus leading to positive impacts on society, economy and the environment, and achieving sustainable development goals.

Respectful and inclusive relationships: EBDA operates on a foundation of trust between its members. We work for the benefit of farmers, with openness and respect.

Angela Hofmann

Angela Hofmann

Deputy Director & Agriculture Coordinator

Angela Hofmann is the deputy director of EBDA who is the pioneer of biodynamic agriculture in Egypt and she manage the making processes of biodynamic preparations

Justus Harm

Justus Harm

Co-executive director & Head of Economy of Love

Justus Harm is the Co-Executive director of EBDA and he initiated with his team Economy of love.

Attia Sobhy

Attia Sobhy

Agricultural Consultant

Attia Sobhy is an agricultural consultant who provides technical support and conducts educational workshops and training for both farmers and our team of engineers.

Mohsen Sedki

Mohsen Sedki

Financial Auditor

Mohsen Sedki, A hard worker, has been working in the EBDA for 25 years, with patience and consistency.

Ibrahim Saad

Ibrahim Saad

Extension Supervisor

Ibrahim Saad is an extension engineer supervisor who Supervise the EBDA field engineers.

Saber Hendawi

Saber Hendawi

Agricultural Consultant

agricultural consultant who specialized in Medicinal and Aromatic plant.

Naglaa Ahmed

Naglaa Ahmed

Consultant & Project Manager

Naglaa Ahmed is a project manager who works on Knowledge Hub for organic agriculture in North Africa (KHNA)

Rehab Ibrahim

Rehab Ibrahim

Research Assistant

Rehab Ibrahim is a research assistant who works on production of organic seeds and DOC trial project

Aya Mamdouh

Aya Mamdouh

Senior ImpacTrace Specialist

Aya Mamdouh is senior ImpacTrace specialist who is mainly responsible of assessing Sustainable supply chains that comply with Economy of Love standard's criteria. She also working on designing all the updates on the EoL website with Fatma Ahmed.

Shrouk Zahran

Shrouk Zahran

Videographer and Video Editor
Hend Hamdy

Hend Hamdy

Video Production Team Leader

Hend Hamdy is a video producer of EBDA and Economy of love

Alshimaa Abdelghany

Alshimaa Abdelghany

Research Officer
Hager Fouad

Hager Fouad

Project Manager Assistant

Hager Fouad is a project manager assistant who works on the coordination of international projects.

Merna Mohamed

Merna Mohamed

Project Coordinator
Jule Ellis

Jule Ellis

International Relations Officer
Hend Hany

Hend Hany

Administrative Specialist
Alia Elhassan

Alia Elhassan

Videographer and video editor
Yasmin Khedr

Yasmin Khedr

Communication Supervisor
Buthaina Elhoseiny

Buthaina Elhoseiny

Project Coordinator

Buthaina Elhoseiny is a project coordinator who works on coordination of several agricultural projects and providing training to farmers beside her contribution to the introduction of participatory guarantee system (PGS) in Egypt.

Marwa Ali

Marwa Ali

Project Assistant
Hesham Mohamed

Hesham Mohamed

Extension Engineer

Hesham Mohamed is an agricultural Extension Engineer who works on coordination and management of all training and meeting for the EBDA field engineers.

Muhammad Alghobashy

Muhammad Alghobashy

Project Assistant
Islam Siam

Islam Siam

Beekeeping Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In beehives

Mustafa Anwar

Mustafa Anwar

El-Mezan Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.

Mohamed Mustafa

Mohamed Mustafa

Irrigation Consultant

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.

Mohamed Bayoumi

Mohamed Bayoumi

Predator Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.

Ragab Wahdan

Ragab Wahdan

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In SEKEM 1-3

Abdelrazik Sadek

Abdelrazik Sadek

Field Supervisor

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.

Hesham Zefzefy

Hesham Zefzefy

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Beheira

Ezzat Mohamed

Ezzat Mohamed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Beheira

Hany Hassanin

Hany Hassanin

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Minya and Damietta

Ezzat Zaghloul

Ezzat Zaghloul

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-wahat

Hamada Shoubak

Hamada Shoubak

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Fayoum

Mohamed Abdelaal

Mohamed Abdelaal

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Assiut, Sohag, Qena, Luxor and Aswan

Ali Farag

Ali Farag

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh

Abdallah Salem

Abdallah Salem

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Minya

Ragab Diab

Ragab Diab

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Ismailia, Menoufia and Gharbia

Mohamed Attia

Mohamed Attia

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Fayoum and Giza

Mahmoud Abdelfattah

Mahmoud Abdelfattah

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Alshrquia

Ahmed Hasan

Ahmed Hasan

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Sharqia, Qalyubia, and Marsa Matrouh

Hatem Mohamed

Hatem Mohamed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Aswan

Waleed Aram

Waleed Aram

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Beheira

Baher Nabil

Baher Nabil

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Minya

Ahmed Issam

Ahmed Issam

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Minya

Ahmed Shouman

Ahmed Shouman

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Damietta

Abdelazem Mohamed

Abdelazem Mohamed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Kafr El-Sheikh

Mohamed Kotb

Mohamed Kotb

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Beni Suef

Ibrahim Mahdy

Ibrahim Mahdy

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Beheira

Mohamed Gamal

Mohamed Gamal

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Assiut

Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Sohag

Wanged Maged

Wanged Maged

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Minya

Abdelrahman Saad

Abdelrahman Saad

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Kafr El-Sheikh

Abdullah Radwan

Abdullah Radwan

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Beni Suef

Boghdady Ahmed

Boghdady Ahmed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Fayoum

Wael Abdelazem

Wael Abdelazem

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Luxor

Mohamed Elagamy

Mohamed Elagamy

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Menoufia and Gharbia

Mohamed Hassab Elnaby

Mohamed Hassab Elnaby

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Luxor

Eslam Abdelnaser

Eslam Abdelnaser

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Beni Suef

Mohamed Elzefzafy

Mohamed Elzefzafy

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Menoufia

Abdullah Ahmed

Abdullah Ahmed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Beheira

Omar Elkhatab

Omar Elkhatab

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Sohag

Hesham Omran

Hesham Omran

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Beni Suef

Hassan Elsayed

Hassan Elsayed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Sohag

Mohamed Abdelhamed

Mohamed Abdelhamed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Fayoum

Hassaan Elsayed

Hassaan Elsayed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Alshrquia

Anwar Bahaa

Anwar Bahaa

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Minya

Dahi Mahrous

Dahi Mahrous

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Minya

Mohamed Ismail Gato

Mohamed Ismail Gato

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Siwa

Mostafa Hasan

Mostafa Hasan

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Luxor

Eslam Gamal

Eslam Gamal

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Kafr El-Sheikh

Fathy Ahmed

Fathy Ahmed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Sohag

Fares Tamer

Fares Tamer

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
in Alshrquia

Mahmoud Elsayed

Mahmoud Elsayed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
in Alshrquia

Gamal Ramdan

Gamal Ramdan

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Gharbia

Mohamed Moneir

Mohamed Moneir

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Alexandria

Ahmed Shaalan

Ahmed Shaalan

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Giza

Mohamed Rabee

Mohamed Rabee

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Giza

Waled Samy

Waled Samy

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Giza

Hassaan Atef

Hassaan Atef

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Qena

Mamdouh Akram

Mamdouh Akram

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Alshrquia

Ziad Khaled

Ziad Khaled

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Fayoum

Mahmoud Abdrabo

Mahmoud Abdrabo

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In El-Beheira

Mohamed Ahmed

Mohamed Ahmed

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Aswan

Ibrahim Shazly

Ibrahim Shazly

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Aswan

Mohamed Mokhemar

Mohamed Mokhemar

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Giza

Osama Elsagher

Osama Elsagher

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Giza

Ali Gamal

Ali Gamal

Field Engineer

Supporting farmers practically and operationally in organic, biodynamic and sustainable agriculture. Facilitating access to production materials and inputs.
In Qena

Mahmoud Salah

Mahmoud Salah

Aswan
Mahmoud El-Moghazy

Mahmoud El-Moghazy

Behera
Khaled Tolba Shaheen

Khaled Tolba Shaheen

Behera
Hussein Younes

Hussein Younes

Behera
El Seddik Mohamed

El Seddik Mohamed

Damietta
Mohamed El Lahloubi

Mohamed El Lahloubi

Fayoum
Abdelaziz Younes

Abdelaziz Younes

Kafr El-Sheekh
Abdeldayem Bakry

Abdeldayem Bakry

Aswan
Saber Mahrous

Saber Mahrous

Aswan
Awad Abd El-Aziz

Awad Abd El-Aziz

Behera
Nasr Moswat

Nasr Moswat

Behera
Ayad Abdeljawad

Ayad Abdeljawad

Behera
Raafat Eldeeb

Raafat Eldeeb

Giza
Ahmed Tawfik

Ahmed Tawfik

Fayoum
Hassan Younes

Hassan Younes

Kafr El-Sheekh
Sherif Sleem

Sherif Sleem

Aswan
Ashraf Mohamed

Ashraf Mohamed

Behera
Moawad Ramadan

Moawad Ramadan

Behera
Fawzi Mohamed

Fawzi Mohamed

Behera
Tarek Waheed

Tarek Waheed

Giza
Mahmoud Dessouki

Mahmoud Dessouki

Fayoum
Reda Mohamed

Reda Mohamed

Minia
Ibrahim Ahmed

Ibrahim Ahmed

Aswan
Salama Maarouf

Salama Maarouf

Behera
Ali Mekled

Ali Mekled

Behera
Omar Elaskary

Omar Elaskary

Behera
Marzouk Fathy

Marzouk Fathy

El Wahat
Hefny Hamed

Hefny Hamed

Fayoum
Abdallah Morsy

Abdallah Morsy

Minia
Essam Eldin Hamdy

Essam Eldin Hamdy

Beni Suif
Yasser Abou Madawy

Yasser Abou Madawy

Behera
Ramez Saber

Ramez Saber

Behera
Omar Sallam

Omar Sallam

Behera
Waleed Fawzy

Waleed Fawzy

El Wahat
Ali Abdelsamad

Ali Abdelsamad

Fayoum
Waleed Mohamed

Waleed Mohamed

Minia
Samy Khamis

Samy Khamis

Beni Suif
Ezzat Tolba Shaheen

Ezzat Tolba Shaheen

Behera
Shawki Abulreesh

Shawki Abulreesh

Behera
El Sayed Ibrahim

El Sayed Ibrahim

Sharkia
Gomaa Hassan

Gomaa Hassan

Fayoum
Ashry Sakaran

Ashry Sakaran

Fayoum
Mahmoud Rabie

Mahmoud Rabie

Fayoum

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Center of Organic Agriculture in Egypt

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ISIS Organic

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Lotus

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Cotton Research Institute

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DIRT

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The Integral Development Action of Minia

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JeSuit

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