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, 1.5 BILLION ha farmland is salt-affected, and this number increases at the rate of 3 ha PER MINUTE.
Thousands of (small-scale) farmers around the world are suffering from this problem, the yearly salt damage in crops is $27 BILLION!