The late Dr Ibrahim Abouleish was the founder of the comprehensive development initiative SEKEM. During a journey through Egypt in 1975, Dr Abouleish was overwhelmed by his country’s overpopulation, and its pollution, particularly from the use of chemical pesticides. SEKEM has been a leader in developing and spreading biodynamic farming methods in Egypt. The organisation’s commitment regarding innovative development has led to widespread use of biodynamic methods in pest control and to the improvement of yields. Dr Abouleish then commenced a three-fold project allowing him to contribute to community-building, humanity, and healing the Earth.