Saline agriculture:

a practical solution to a global problem


We provide farmers with the means and knowledge of saline agriculture,
in an effort to combat salinization and to improve food security,
with minimal impact on already scarce fresh water supplies

Case study – Marketing for alternative crops Salt Tolerant potatoes

June 14, 2022

Case studie – Marketing for alternave crops Salt Tolerant potatoes Products that are cultivated in salt affected agriculture grounds such Salt-tolerant potatoes are in a very nascent stage of market penetration. There is very limited knowledge in the market on how to promote products such products. Salt Farm Foundation is one of the very few…

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Waddenfonds funds new aquaculture project on Texel

March 31, 2021

The Waddenfonds is providing more than € 2.5 million in funding for four new projects in the fields of aquaculture and cultural heritage. This contribution will make possible a total investment of € 3.7 million in the Wadden area. The Wadden Fund aims to develop and further scale up the cultivation of saline agricultural and…

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Project Bonaire updates (summer 2020)

September 9, 2020

In this article, we bring you updates on our Bonaire project from Bonaire and Texel. Updates from Bonaire location Workshop ‘micro-credit in agriculture’ on Bonaire. There are many people on Bonaire who want to practice agriculture, but cannot start because investments have to be made first. The land often needs to be fenced and cleaned.…

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Setting up Saline agriculture test locations on Bonaire

April 21, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a crisis unlike any we’ve seen. Food export and import have been affected in many parts of the world due to the restriction on transportation. Salt Farm Foundation has been receiving various emails from countries such as the Maldives and Nepal which have been affected due to restrictions in trade.…

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Worldwide, large areas of agricultural land are lost every day due to salinization. Land that is much needed for food production to feed the growing world population.

Salinization of farmland causes crops to fail. Farmers can no longer grow food on their land, which causes famine, poverty and social disruption.

At the moment, 63 Million ha of all irrigated farmland is salt-affected, and this number increases at the rate of 2000 ha per day.

Thousands of farmers around the world are suffering from this problem, the yearly salt damage in crops is about $27 BILLION!

of the water in the world is fresh water
of the available 2% fresh water is for domestic consumption
Of which
is used for agriculture

We have developed methods to cultivate salt tolerant crops on salt-affected farmland, something that had always seemed impossible. In addition to (re)using degraded lands to produce food, we also use brackish water instead of fresh water to grow crops.

We produce more food with less water.