Welcome to SalFar's webspace. SalFar is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.
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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In July, the SalFar partner Ökowerk Emden participated in an event called “Superfood of the drought – a speculative dinner performance” which took pla…Read more
From 13-15 August 2021 SalFar partner Aarhus University (AU FOOD) participated in Aarhus Food Week, where visitors could learn about SalFar, salt tole…Read more
Crops grown in saline affected soils may have particular qualities and attributes that need to be recognised. For this purpose the SalFar project part…Read more
New book published with more than 30 articles written by speakers at the SalFar conference: Saline Futures in Leeuwarden in 201928 June 2021
The book “Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments” by Katarzyna Negacz, Pier Vellinga, Edward Barrett-Lennard, Redouane Choukr-Allah …Read more
Exploring the potential of saline agriculture in the North Sea region with focus on saline adaptation solutions28 June 2021
In cooperation with the SalFar partners Waddenacademie and De Zilte Smaak, the master student Simon Verboom from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, …Read more