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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A Muddy Affair

25 February 2019

Getting new knowledge on saline farming can sometimes be a muddy affair. For one day, a delegation of waterboard people and representatives from the S…

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SalFar in Royal Company

25 February 2019

On 30 January 2019 the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria visited the University of Gothenburg, which is one of the project partners of SalFar.

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Are Salt Tolerant Plants Healthy?

25 February 2019

How do salt tolerant plants taste and do they contain more salt than conventional plants?

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The Flemish Coastal area needs ‘Climate Robust’ Water Management

15 February 2019

This was stated by the governor of the province of West-Flanders, when addressing the provincial council, the provincial executives and various stakeh…

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Call for Abstracts and Sessions

31 January 2019

Submit an abstract or a session proposal for the Saline Futures Conference taking place 10-13 September 2019 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

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