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impact on the people

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Total tonnes CO2 sequestered

Sesame from ErdmannHAUSER have a significant positive impact on the environment as sesame farmers actively sequester 1,902 tonnes of CO2 in the soil through biodynamic farming practices


Total tonnes CO2 sequestered

Over 300 trees surrounding the sesame farms actively sequester around 100 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere with the opportunity for the customer to support afforestation projects under EoL projects.


Total tonnes of CO2-eq emission avoided

By supporting the farmers in compost production a total number of 1,896 compost were produced in sesame farms therefore avoiding CO2-eq emissions.

Impact Highlights
Creating a



of the EoL farmers have contact-bound long-term relationships with companies they’re supplying to.

Creating a



of the small farmers of EoL are provided capacity building and technical training on the methods of the biodynamic agriculture

Life Long Learning &



of the working time in Isis and Lotus factories is dedicated to art and self-development activities; to promote wellbeing and happiness at work.

Protecting the



of cultivated farmland is dedicated to biodiversity, giving a home to bees, birds, and pollinators and creating a healthy farm ecosystem.


This sesame originated in Egypt, in locations along the Nile delta like Fayoum, Minia, Aswan, and more. It grows on Demeter and organic certified farms, following the holistic principles of Economy of Love for biodynamic agriculture.

The Economy of Love farmers are demonstrating the effectiveness of mitigating climate change through sustainable agricultural practices and simoultaniously generating more income through the production of EoL Carbon Credits.

The sesame is dried on the field in special drying areas to protect them from any sand and other pollution possibilities.

EoL provides guidance and support for small-scale farmers through engineers offering their consultancies every step of the way, to ensure the effective guidance throughout the agricultural seasons and providing them with funds and the necessary tools to facilitate their transition.

Meet the Farmers

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Tarek Waheed

Farmer in Giza, Egypt

Tarek Waheed is one of the pioneers in converting to biodynamic agriculture. He started back in 1997 by certifying his farm Demeter and is staying ahead of the game by certifying his farm EoL. Tarek embodies EoL concepts with his literacy initiative now reaching 25 women participants.

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Abd El-Ghaffar

Farmer in Asuit, Egypt

Abd El-Ghaffar is a farmer growing Demeter-certified crops in the Nile delta. He’s been following the biodynamic agriculture methods for more than15 years.

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Gomaa Hassan

Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt

Gomaa Hassan has his own Demeter-certified biodynamic farmland in Fayoum, where he grows Sesame along with other crops. He’s been working in biodynamic agriculture for 24 years. This is why he believes in the importance of growing biodynamically, as it protects his family’s health and his land’s ability to regenerate itself.

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Mahmoud Rabiea

Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt

Mahmoud Rabea has two Demeter-certified farms; “Mahmoud Rabiea” and “El-Manashy” in the area of Fayoum. He’s been growing biodynamic sesame along with other crops since 2003. Mahmoud believes that an Economy of Love is what builds trust between him and the customer with transparency.


After receiving the raw material from the farms in recyclable plastic bags samples are taken to the labs to ensure the compliance with organic/biodynamic standards. The sesame is going through cleaning processes where it is being sieved and/or milled with multiple machines and ready to be packed.

The sesame goes to CO2 fumigation chamber for disinfesting to prevent and get rid of any pests in the grains as it’s toxic for insects.

The organic wastes are sent to sites to be reused either as compost or animal fodder. 

Factory workers work in safe conditions and receive health consultancies (in topics such as nutrition, physiotherapy, and lifestyle coaching) to promote well-being in the workplace.


After cleaning, the sesame is filled into 20Kg paper bags and labeled with the most important information. Then a final Sample is withdrawn for another microbiology analysis lab. Finally, the already packed product is waiting for the Loading Date.

Before the sesame enters a container it has to be treated again with CO2 to make sure that we do not get any insects or pests into the container.

During the processing they are kept in these blue polyethylene bags that are recyclable.

 iSiS factory sells their non-organic waste left from the processing stage to external recycling entities in Egypt.


The sesame is loaded into containers, trucks or cars and delivered either to ISIS company or shipped into the world. In 16 different countries around the world.

iSiS always opts for sea freight and only makes the decision to use air freight on the rare occasion that a client orders a small amount that can not be transported by sea.

The company’s transportation emissions are calculated and monitored to actively work on finding ways to reduce the emissions and then offsetting the rest that can’t be helped. Check out iSiS’s assigned credits.

Drivers have a limit on the number of hours they can drive per day, to ensure their safety.

Check out where your product has been!

Eraky Farm

Abd El-Ghaffar Farm

El-Gezerah Farm

Mahmoud Rabie Farm

El Manashy Farm

Sekem farm

Meet the Employees

The people who processed, packaged and distributed your product


Factory Engineer in Lotus 

Hassan is in charge of the raw cleaning and packing machine in the processing facility of Lotus. Since 17 years he is working in Lotus and enjoys that work here is combined with culture program.


Quality Manager in IsIs 

Marwa has been working in the tea department of IsIs factory for more than 8 years. Together with her husband and two children she lives on the Sekem mother farm.


Factory Engineer at SEKEM

Ahmed has been working in SEKEM for four years, and lives right next to the SEKEM farm with his family.


Distributor in SEKEM

Abdallah has been an employee in SEKEM for over five years. He is responsible for distributing the finished products to stores all over Cairo.

What is the True Price?

Are there hidden costs that the price doesn't reflect?

True Price Comparision

Sustainably and ethically produced products add value to society and the environment. However, when comparing prices, we don’t take into account the long-term and externalized impact of the products we purchase.

When calculating and comparing the true price of the product we don’t consider the long-term impact of the product. For example, the cultivation of this sesame produces around 0.4 kg Co2-eq per kilo of sesame, costing society up to 0.044 USD/Kilo.

We encourage you to compare products based on their true price; the price that reflects the hidden costs that we and future generations eventually pay for.

This cultivation of the Sesame emits up to 


Kg Co2-eq/kg

Examples of Hidden Costs

Costs that are not reflected on the price tag, but are eventually paid by society



Society is paying taxes to clean water sources from agriculture’s chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, as well as the irresponsible disposal of wastewater from factories, in order to make it usable/drinkable water.


Society has to bear the long-term cost caused by disruptive agriculture e.g. soil erosion, desertification, loss of biodiversity.







Society has to bear the long-term cost caused by disruptive agriculture e.g. soil erosion, desertification, loss of biodiversity.



Check out the locations of all the farms, companies who were involved in making this product!
discover the origin of your product

Eraky Farm

Abd El-Ghaffar Farm

El-Gezerah Farm

Mahmoud Rabie Farm

El Manashy Farm

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    (Co2e) Carbon dioxide and equivalent; is a metric that  accounts for carbon dioxide and  the other greenhouse gases (methane, nitrous oxide, and others)

    Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the goal of reducing global climate change

    Full-cost accounting (also referred to as true-cost accounting, total value or total impact) is an approach that gives monetary value to non-market goods, such as environmental and social assets, in order to analyze the costs and benefits of business and/or policy decisions.

    Biodynamic agriculture is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, that requires the farmer to be highly connected to nature, and the ecosystem, in order to work with nature, and grow food organically, regenerate landscapes, sequesters carbon, and maintain biodiversity on the farm

    Growing only one crop on the land in a given crop season.