The business model of SEKEM is based on biodynamic agriculture, a specific form of organic agriculture
that views the farm as a self-contained, self-sustaining ecosystem responsible for creating and
maintaining its individual health and vitality without any external or unnatural additions. Soil,
plants, animals and humans together create this image of a holistic living organism. SEKEM applies biodynamic
agricultural methods, with compost being the major component in turning desert land into living and healthy soils.
The application of resilient crops and natural predators prevent the introduction of external inputs such as
chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Biodynamic agriculture means closed nutrient cycles, including raising
livestock to produce SEKEM’s own compost, growing cereals to feed the livestock and crop rotation to
enhance soil fertility.