ISOF is a company that is part of the SEKEM initiative with an overall focus on the Sustainable Development (SD) of Egypt and the region through engaging directly with all four pillars of SD: Economy, Ecology, Culture, & Society. As such, ISOF has decades of experience in the fields of organic farming, biodynamic agriculture, sustainable supply chains, efficient irrigation techniques, etc. Furthermore, ISOF has significant experience in following the EU regulations for organic agriculture and has been exporting such products to the EU for decades.
ISOF has very relevant experience for the project with regards to sustainable agricultural practices, usage of circular water and economic use (using cradle-to-cradle philosophies) for ensuring the sustainability of both company as well as the surrounding community. With farms all around Egypt, ISOF has significant experience in dealing with local farms of different backgrounds, upbringing, education, etc. and is capable to deal with the farms and to develop their capacities as well as to unleash their potential in ways to give back to their communities, enrich their cultures, and brings sustainable benefits to all.
ISIS will lead WP4. Agriculture Innovations and will work with the partners in studying the local community needs and involved stakeholders. ISIS will be responsible for coordinating the preparation of different land plots that will be utilized, and studying their suitability for planting the different crops in ways that are organic and minimize the use of any synthetic chemicals or harmful waste in the community. To do this, it will utilize natural methods of pest control and for reducing and preventing soil-borne diseases. ISOF will also help in preparing the greenhouses and proving its expertise in this area.