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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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Eco-innovation

SalFar Conference: “Saline Futures: Addressing Climate Change and Food Security” 10-13 September 2019 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

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The SalFar Project will be Presented at the European Day 2019 in Berlin

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Eco-innovation

Ökowerk Emden has been invited by Minster for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development of Lower Saxony, Mrs. Birgit Honé, to present Sal…

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SalFar Project Manager and Ban Ki-moon Discuss SalFar

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Eco-innovation

On 17 October the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, opened the Global Center on Adaptation at the University of Groningen

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Reaching out to Farmers through Farmers Cafes

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Eco-innovation

When communicating about SalFar, one of the main target groups that SalFar intends to reach are the farmers and especially farmers with degraded farml…

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Raising Awareness of SalFar

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Eco-innovation

Yet again Ökowerk Emden has succeded in raising awareness about the importance of the work of SalFar in Germany

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