Crops from Community Farms - Schaduf

about schaduf

Schaduf was established in 2011 to empower and sustain Cairo's low income communities through rooftop farming.
The Arabic word "schaduf" refers to an ancient irrigation tool, which lifts water to irrigation canals. In our case, we lift water, sunshine, and life to barren concrete walls and roofs.

We aim to provide inspired urban green solutions that elevate the quality of life through social and environmental change. We do so by crafting sustainable spaces that adapt to diverse communities' needs. Our state-of-the-art products include rooftop farms, roof gardens and vertical wall gardens, as well as a multitude of eco products and solutions.

As a leader in the industry our trendy solutions combine smart automated control with a knowledgeable and dedicated design, consulting and maintenance team. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of life sciences, engineering and art to cater to the needs of our customers and their well being.

History:

Schaduf was founded by two brothers, Sherif and Tarek Hosny, after volunteering on a farm in Louisiana in December 2010. They have always been interested in plants and their curiosity about nature led them to trips to Ethiopia and Rwanda. Noticing the huge impact the river Nile has on both those two countries they quickly realized that Egypt and the Middle East's future will rest on their ability to preserve water and other natural resources.

The journey started with aquaponics, but they soon developed a product that is more suited to roofs and small areas. What started with a small scale rooftop farming endeavor has now evolved into a major technology hub with innovations in farming, irrigation, and a variety of sustainability products and services across the region.

"WHAT STARTED WITH A SMALL SCALE ROOFTOP FARMING ENDEAVOR HAS NOW EVOLVED INTO A MAJOR TECHNOLOGY HUB …"

our team

MANAGING TEAM
SH
TH
MG
FS
HK
FARMING TEAM
MB
SM
EK
MM
WALL GARDEN TEAM
MM
SB
MH
AA
AM
R&D TEAM
MH
MARKETING TEAM
JG
HM
MG
Sherif Hosny - CEO

Sherif was the Managing Director of Rio Tinto Alcan International Network in the Middle East and North Africa. He has over 10 years of experience in product management and business development with local and multinational companies, such as Bosch Packaging.

Sherif holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the American University in Cairo.