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: new initiatives

26 April 2022

Looking at the various initiatives that started during the course of the project and new ones coming up after its end, the intention of the project to…

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We can proudly say: we achieved a lot! 

26 April 2022

SalFar's  final conference on 5 and 6 April 2022 was the event to present findings and results of 5 years of successful co-operation across the North …

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Inspiration Guide on Saline Farming

21 April 2022

This guide provides ideas, tools and practical information for farmers, food producers, and food processors. It is for those who want to start using s…

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Inspiration Catalogue of salt-tolerant plants

04 April 2022

There are many stakeholders in the food industry who can benefit from SalFar's results, from food producers, wholesalers, retailers, to chefs, restaur…

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Join us for the Finale Conference of SalFar

01 March 2022

You are warmly welcome to join the Finale Conference of SalFar - Saline Farming: Climate adaptive Agriculture for Future Food Security on 5 - 6 April …

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