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

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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Cultivation of potato, cabbage and carrot is still possible under moderately saline conditions

15 January 2020

A new report published by the SalFar partner Salt Farm Foundation indicates that the cultivation of potato, cabbage and carrot is still possible under…

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Salt tolerant potatoes available in Dutch supermarkets

15 January 2020

Via the SalFar partner, Salt Farm Foundation, salt tolerant potatoes are now available in the Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo.

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Seaweed as fertilizer

15 January 2020

The German SalFar partner Ökowerk has set out to develop an eco-friendly fertilizer especially suitable for saline soils.

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Excursion to Emden

24 October 2019

On 13 September the final excursion of the Saline Futures Conference took place. This time the 25 participants, scientists and farmers, were welcomed …

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