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Regenerative Agriculture in Sinai Desert

location
2 - 12 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

rating  Excelente 4.8  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta buena

Puntos Relevantes

  • Experience soil rebuilding through composting and organic fertilizer application.
  • Work to empower the local community, especially the indigenous people.
  • Work to encourage an alternative method and practices of regenerative sustainable livelihoods.
  • Taste our organic vegetables and fruits directly from the farm.
  • Experience work, adventure and relax in an unique location in the Red Sea.

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Grupos
50+

Sobre el programa

We choose to restore all degraded landscapes of South Sinai. By restoring the Earth we know we are doing what we can to readdress many of the mistakes of the past.

About Habiba Community

Habiba Community is committed to transforming the lives of local Bedouin communities by promoting sustainable agriculture and permaculture. We do this by empowering the Bedouins we employ to experiment with organic farming, helping them not only grow their own produce but to ...

Sobre el programa

About Habiba Community

Habiba Community is committed to transforming the lives of local Bedouin communities by promoting sustainable agriculture and permaculture. We do this by empowering the Bedouins we employ to experiment with organic farming, helping them not only grow their own produce but to conduct their own research into how best to make use of the resources around us. Our goal at the farm is to help the local Bedouins learn and create their own farms, thus creating employment, food security, and a sense of commitment to the future of our shared environment. Habiba aspires to set a successful example to be followed by locals across the Sinai Peninsula.

Habiba Community is based in Nuweiba, South Sinai with the Sinai Mountains on one side and sandy beaches with turquoise waters on the other. The farm is based on a plot of what was an empty desert and has transformed it into a production hub of locally grown organic vegetables, as well as a center for research in sustainable desert agriculture. We are a center for research and regularly collaborate and conduct knowledge transfer with the Desert Research Center as well as agricultural research institutes around the world. For this reason, Habiba welcomes volunteers, students conducting research, and experts.

Habiba also aims to promote the importance of conservation. We teach the local communities the benefits of organic farming practices, showing that it not only benefits the individuals who consume the product, but also the environment as a whole.

Regenerative Farming

After years of conventional agriculture in the area, farmers are now understanding how important switching to organic agriculture is. So they are at least not using chemicals to produce their crops anymore. Besides the organic agriculture and permaculture approach, the Habiba Regenerative Farm aims now at moving a step further than organic farming to not just produce organically but also to try to regenerate the soil, the biodiversity, and the entire surrounding ecosystem. 

In this way, we are experimenting, testing, and applying different, new techniques to combine innovation with traditional knowledge and revive the biology and microbiology in the soil that will support the growth of our vegetables and hence our health. 

At the Regen Farm, you are going to be involved with the ongoing tests and the new ones that regard soil building, making natural fertilizers, composting techniques, mulching, eco-design principles, agroforestry, and learning about soil and water analysis at our Lab!

Training

You will spend a few days with our farmers and other volunteers and students to learn the basic concepts of desert farming, water management techniques, and waste management in order to be able to do your activities independently after one week.

The surroundings of Nuweiba

You will leave close to the sea but still in a desert environment. The mountains of the Sinai Desert are very close and the farm is now what then was just a desertic plot. Nevertheless, we are very close (20 minutes walking) to the town with all the services needed, markets, restaurants, bakeries, souvenir shops, pharmacies, post offices, and banks. Habiba is well known in the surroundings and all our neighbors are very friendly and will invite you for a cup of tea every day.

What should I bring?

Sun protection, including lightweight clothing to cover your head, neck, and shoulders, mosquito repellant, sturdy shoes, work gloves, beach gear, and a sense of adventure. Most of the above are available in shops around Dahab and Nuweiba, but it is preferable to buy your quality shoes and cargo gear before arriving. Winter gets chilly, even in Sinai, especially in January and February, so bring warm clothes for the evenings.



Día típico

You will interact with community members at the Habiba Farms. You will spend time doing organic and regenerative farming, helping with projects run by local community members, and generally interacting with them. Work schedule varies by season and the most critical time is autumn, starting ...

Día típico

You will interact with community members at the Habiba Farms. You will spend time doing organic and regenerative farming, helping with projects run by local community members, and generally interacting with them. Work schedule varies by season and the most critical time is autumn, starting mid-September.

The workday schedule is flexible, but it is usually divided into morning and afternoon activities. In the morning it starts around 7 am and finishes around 10 am, all the volunteers have breakfast together between 10:30 and 11:30 am, then there is free time and the afternoon activities start again around 3 pm until 5 pm. The schedule slightly changes between summer and winter time.

The workday usually consists of: 

  • Helping local farmers with their agricultural daily activities such as planting, cleaning, harvesting, and other general farm work.
  • Assisting in the construction and maintenance of farm buildings and infrastructure.
  • Plant maintenance, composting, and sifting of soil for the Regenerative Farm.
  • Interacting with members of the community and participating in knowledge exchange.
  • Being involved in soil and water experiments and new pilot projects regarding ecosystem restoration of the desert environment.

Volunteers work six days a week, with excursions typically planned on the seventh day unless, of course, you prefer to stay and relax at the lodge.

After the activities, it is your free time to relax in the beachside area. Dinner is served at 7 pm and usually is vegetarian, home-style food made entirely with produce from the organic farm.

Handprint and Footprint

For us, the most valuable thing is human capital. We like and welcome people that travel with a cause and are responsible travelers that want to leave a positive impact in the communities they stay and leave with. Habiba is full of potential for you to find yourself, your life path, or your working inspiration again. Rest assured that the stories that you hear and the connections that you make will leave with you as well as your experiences, stories, and knowledge will impact in return the people with whom you will get to know.


Actividades de tiempo libre

The recreational activities available in the Red Sea and the neighboring mountains and valleys are endless and breathtaking.

The coast is dotted with popular snorkeling and diving sites, and nearby cities of Taba and Dahab offer many tourist activities.

Weekly excursions to Dahab offer an opportunity ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

The recreational activities available in the Red Sea and the neighboring mountains and valleys are endless and breathtaking.

The coast is dotted with popular snorkeling and diving sites, and nearby cities of Taba and Dahab offer many tourist activities.

Weekly excursions to Dahab offer an opportunity to enjoy the "city" scene and easy transportation is available to Sharm el-sheik, St. Catherine, Cairo, and many other locations in Egypt.

There are numerous dive centers around, which can both train you in diving and rent you gear. You can also arrange camel rides as day trips or multi-day excursions. There are also yoga, meditation, and craft centers around Nuweiba, boat trips, and safaris.

Please communicate with your host if something you’re interested in will take more than a few hours and will interrupt with your volunteer work. 

Please note that all the free time activities are not included in the volunteer fee.


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel básico) Inglés

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

Knowledge of: farming, carpentering, composting, bio-dynamics, soil biology and lab skills, and organic husbandry.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Sábado y Domingo de 06:30 - 12:30

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de Habiba Community

Accommodation

2 meals per day plus herbal tea/coffee 3 times per day

Wifi

Alojamiento

Each room is equipped with beds, sheets, towels, and a closet.

Bathrooms are shared. 

Habiba Beach Lodge is 15 minutes walk from the farm and the markets of Nuweiba. 

Comida y bebida

The meals are vegetarian and many components are from the organic farm. We also provide bottled water, hot drinks like tea or Nescafe (3 times per day), and fruits (served 3 times per week).

The chef at Habiba Beach Lodge can satisfy all of your culinary wishes, but any special requirements should be communicated prior to arrival. Traditional Egyptian cuisine is our standard. Volunteers are free to cook their own meals with the ingredients provided by the Lodge or any other ingredients they wish to buy from local markets. The meals provided are mainly vegetarian to rhyme with our concept of farming and self-sustainability. 

Our organic veggies from the farm make superb salads, soups, and sauces.

Acceso a Internet

Buen acceso al lugar del proyecto

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Recogida en el aeropuerto Sharm El Sheikh Airport

La recogida en el aeropuerto tampoco está incluida en el precio del programa.

Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH) en Sharm el Sheikh. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Egipto. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Egipto proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Egipto, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Egipto. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

We accept volunteers all-year-around. We can arrange transportation for you from Sharm El Sheikh airport or from Nuweiba Port.

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

2 semanas (estancia min.) 539€
4 semanas 1.078€
12 semanas (estancia max.) 3.920€
Cuota promedio 298€/semana

Cuotas del programa

298€ cuotas semanales 2 - 12 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

Métodos de pago

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Duración

2 - 12 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con Habiba Community durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

Habiba Community

Excelente 4.8 rating (13 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 2013

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta buena

Coordinado por

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Idiomas hablados: Árabe, Italiano, Inglés

sobre la organización

Give back to the community while volunteering at our organic farm or our learning center and help us to build a strong and heallthy future!

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

The Habiba Organization which includes a communal organic farm and our learning center is dedicated to building a strong, healthy future for the entire South Sinai Community.

The Habiba Organization is based in Nuweiba, South Sinai, Egypt. Nuweiba is a previously prosperous tourist destination, however we are now aiming to redirect the communities interest and future towards organic agriculture and providing the community with after school classes. The community children do not have resources as children in big cities so we decided to start this after school learning center to give them a chance to express themselves and find out their talents and see the world in a different way , open their eyes and find best ways to manage their very limited resources and protect the environment.

The goals of the Habiba Organization are to simulaneously provide opportunities for the next generation, as well as support the community in achieving a sustainable income from environmentally friendly farming practices.

13 reseñas · rating4.8

Luana Maria O'Connell rating4.6

2024 at Regenerative Agriculture in Sinai Desert

I spent 2 weeks at Habiba Farm. It was early summer, which means that the weather was hot and dry and not so many plants were growing. However, it was very exciting to see how the farm deals with the climate and the challenges and still manages to create a relatively green island in the middle of ...
This program is the best opportunity to interact with the locals. It is a one life experience that helps you to understand and to grow. Habiba is a special place with a beautiful farm in which you can feel the passion of the people working in it. This program gives the possibility to learn a lot ...
There's no word to describe the experience that lived How can I describe something I can't even understand When I left Nuweiba, I left my heart, my soul, my mind and everything I am In Nuweiba, this is real life, simple, that makes you feel that All Troubles are insignificant You don't care of ...

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