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

SalFar partner meeting in Bruges, Flanders

20 December 2021

On 10-13 October 2021 the SalFar partners gathered in lovely Bruges for the first physical partner meeting in almost two years.

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World Soil Day – an opportunity to highlight SalFar

20 December 2021

Every year the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Soil Day.

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Testing for drought- and salt-tolerance at a new ILVO test site

19 December 2021

Mimicking drought in a real-life setting and testing the drought-tolerance of crops

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Press release: New brand label for food producers in the North Sea Region

17 November 2021

Several surveys show that consumers need help to shop in a climate-friendly way. They want to be able to make a difference. However, they are often fr…

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What will we be eating in future when climate changes alter the conditions for food production?

20 September 2021

In July, the SalFar partner Ökowerk Emden participated in an event called “Superfood of the drought – a speculative dinner performance” which took pla…

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