Welcome to SalFar's webspace. SalFar is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

Project Focus
Climate change is a global challenge that will have a major impact on the North Sea Region, affecting costal areas in a variety of ways. The SalFar project focuses on the degradation of farmland due to salinization. The main driver for increased salinization in the North Sea Region is the continuous rise in sea level. Sea level rise leads to leads to increased seepage of seawater, a higher risk of flooding, pushes seawater further inland and in time will lead to ever increasing salinization of farmland in the North Sea Region as well as in other parts of the world. Without adequate countermeasures this will lead to loss of food production capability and severe damage to costal economies.

How does SalFar deal with this challenge?
We develop innovative methods of costal agriculture across the North Sea Region by setting up field labs in each partnering country. In the field labs a multidisciplinary team consisting of climate experts, researchers, educators, farmers, entrepreneurs and policy makers, will be doing scientific research on the salt tolerance of various crops, demonstrating alternative methods of farming under saline conditions and creating new business opportunities for farmers, food producers, and entrepreneurs.


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Latest Project News

30 Minutes of Fame

15 September 2020

For a whole year, a film team has followed Ökowerk Emden and their activities related to SalFar, which has now resulted in a 30-minute long film that …

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Intern will research opportunities and constraints in the value chain for saline agricultural products

08 September 2020

The next few months, a student from Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) will be doing an internship at Stichting De Zilte in Terschelling,…

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Regional production and real craftsmanship

07 September 2020

This is the motto of Nordcraft Distillery Hamburg as Mario Gallone told us during his visit to Ökowerk Emden. Mario is distiller and product developer…

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SalFar is a finalist in the Interreg Project Slam 2020 competition

04 August 2020

We are extremely proud to announce that among 30 contenders, the Interact Programme has selected SalFar - Saline Farming as one of the six finalists f…

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Farmers define key questions for the research on saline farming

23 March 2020

In September 2019 the SalFar project organized the Saline Futures conference in Leeuwarden. This academic conference brought together experts on salin…

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