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

Experience the keynote speeches from the Saline Futures Conference

13 September 2019

Did you miss out on the Saline Futures Conference? The keynote speeches were recorded so you still have the chance to experience them.

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Climate Change: New Challenges and New Opportunities

17 June 2019

Breaking down barriers through awareness rising activities is an important task which the project partners of SalFar continuously are working on.

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A Taste of the Wadden Sea

17 June 2019

Get a taste of the Wadden Sea when participating in the international Saline Futures Conference which takes place from 11-13 September 2019 in Leeuwar…

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Successful Partner Meeting in Kalundborg

13 June 2019

From 13-15 May the partners of SalFar met in Kalundborg in Denmark for the fourth partner meeting to discuss the progress of the project and to plan f…

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Open Field Test Site Established in Denmark

12 June 2019

The first open field test site for saline farming has been established in Denmark by the SalFar project partner Taste of Denmark in collaboration with…

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