Founded in 2007, Habiba Organic Farm serves as a community farm to benefit the people of South Sinai in Egypt. The farm serves as a shining beacon of hope to what can be accomplished through sound organic farming practices in the desert. Local people have seen the result, and today, agriculture is beginning to flourish across the region. Through partnerships with universities and non-government organizations, we are expanding the role of the farm in the region – to serve as a training hub for integrated sustainable development.
We harvest many plant varieties all year round, including eggplant and asparagus. Winter crops include Fava Beans, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi, Kale, Beetroot, Salad Leaves, Rocket, Parsley, Dill, Fennel, Quinoa, Spinach, Onions and Garlic; with a wide selection of tomatoes grown under cover. Summer crops include Okra, Molokia, Peanuts, Melon, Water Melon, Pumpkin and Sesame Seeds. We are also growing mulberries, olives, pomegranates, corn, medjoul dates, and a growing selection of herbs; including basil, wild mint (habak) and rosemary.
3 Day Program includes:
- Introduction to organic farming in arid areas
- Learn all about food security and environmental protection
- Gain practical experience in compost product & use of organic pesticides
- Interaction with local Bedouin community
- Free time to chill out at our beach lodge and enjoy all our facilities; including our own private clear sandy beach
Collaboration between Bedouin natives of the Sinai, with researchers from across Egypt and France, and the generous efforts of volunteers from around the world led to the development of a high yielding, purely organic farm that continues to deliver healthy, fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to the local community. Our aim is to highlight the benefits of organic practices to not only the local environment but also to the communities that produce and consume our product. HOF trials new varieties regularly, and acts as a hub for knowledge transfer between the farm, the Desert Research Center, Ain Shams University-, Suez Canal University and the local Bedouin tribes (Tarabin, Jabaleya, Muzeina).