The project is a co-operation between ORGANIC INDUSTRY, RESEARCH and THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC MOVEMENT.
INDUSTRY: The project leader Libra Biodynamic Agriculture Company is part of the SEKEM group and a leading organic cultivation company in Egypt and North Africa.
RESEARCH: The Agriculture Research Centre (ARC), is the centralized agriculture research organization in Egypt, the Graz University of Technology (TUGraz), Austria, is a worldwide leading organization in Environmental Biotechnology, the Julius-Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI) is a a German leader in plant health and sustainable plant protection.
ORGANIC MOVEMENT: The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is the only international umbrella organization for Organic Agriculture, AgriBioMediterraneo is an independent regional body of IFOAM promoting Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean.
The Framework of the Project
This project forms part of Phase II of the Research, Development and Innovation Programme (RDI-2), an agreement between the European Union and the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research for supporting research, development and innovation initiatives in Egypt. A key component of the Programme is the Innovation Fund that supports research outputs’ exploitation and innovation with closer links to the industries. The project started in May 2014 and the estimated duration is 24 months.