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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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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What do the consumers say about salt tolerant potatoes and ice plant?

16 March 2020

This is a question which the Danish SalFar partners Taste of Denmark and VIFU wanted to shed light on after harvesting the first batch of crops from t…

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On the way to finding salt resistant wheat

16 March 2020

As salty soils increase in number due to climate change, there is a need to find cultivable crops that can withstand salt. Researchers at the Universi…

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Can plants follow in Jesus' steps and walk on water?

16 March 2020

The SalFar partner University of Gothenburg, will perform a pilot study to screen for plants suitable for hydroponic growth using a mixture of sea wat…

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Test field visited by a flock of pheasants and geese

15 January 2020

Occasionally, the partners in the project hit a bump in the road, but locally these bumps lead to valuable learnings.

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