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Saline Farming: An innovative method of farming to cope with climate change

September 4, 2019

Climate change and sea level rise cause saltwater to intrude in farmlands. Experts are looking for solutions that prevent the loss of food production capability where saline farming could very well be the solution. From…

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Minister calls Salt Farm Foundation founder Marc Van Rijsselberghe pioneer in the field of saline farming

June 19, 2019

The Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten presented a new perspective for the agricultural sector in The Netherlands which features on circular or sustainable farming in the Dutch current affairs show Pauw…

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New direction for Salt Farm Foundation

May 4, 2019

Salt Farm Foundation was initiated by Marc Van Rijsselberghe in 2016 in order to share knowledge of saline agriculture and the solutions it has to offer to small-scale farmers worldwide. This knowledge and solutions for farmers were developed through…

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The Praia Commitment

April 4, 2019

1st WASAG International Forum On Water Scarcity In Agriculture, Praia, Cabo Verde (19-22 march). Impression of the “saline agriculture” session with Dr. Arjen de Vos (sitting 4th from left) Dr. Arjen de Vos recently participated…

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Saline agriculture on Bonaire

March 7, 2019

We have just returned from a successful field visit to Bonaire. Together with various stakeholders, we looked at the opportunities to help farmers use saline agricultural methods. We received many positive reactions to our solution.…

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International Green Week 2019 – Farming the future

February 4, 2019

The 84th International Green Week (IGW) was recently concluded in Berlin. It took place from the 18th to 27th of January and included over 1,700 exhibitors from all over the world. IGW serves as a…

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Knowledge centre Launch by Drs. A.H. (Aldrik) Gierveld

Year in review 2018

January 3, 2019

Dear readers, At first, we wish you a very happy new year! The year 2018 has been a positive one for saline agriculture and for our foundation. We have put in an enormous effort to…

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Brandpunt+ : De zilte revolutie

November 20, 2018

Brandpunt + made a report on our founder and our organisation and was telecasted on a National Dutch television channel on 13 November 2018. It covers how our organisation was founded and how Texel, a…

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Introduction of an improved method to identify salt-tolerant crops

November 12, 2018

Last week the article “An improved methodology to evaluate crop salt tolerance from field trials” by Dutch scientists Prof. dr. Dr. G. van Straten (Wageningen University), Prof. dr. Dr. P.M. van Bodegom (Leiden University), Prof.…

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Na de droge zomer moet het echt anders (Source:

September 20, 2018

Salt Farm Foundation’s work has been cited as an example by Financieele Dagblad as an example of how to deal with drought and salinization in the future. Landbouw moet wennen aan zout:  ….Onder andere op…

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