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Salt affected soil unusable? No! Even strawberries can grow on it

May 18, 2018

Read the article on about the possibilities of growing various crops varieties on Salt-affected soil around the world. You would walk past the fields themselves. Nothing special to see. Just a piece of ploughed plot with…

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Saline Agriculture know-how travels the world

March 30, 2018

Read the interview with Bas Bruning on how the knowledge and applications of Saline Agriculture are travelling the world. Interview by Read here 

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Egypt, an important partner for the Dutch Potato sector (In Dutch)

March 21, 2018

Egypt is an important buyer of Dutch potatoes. The country has an extensive cultivation of potatoes. The interest in processed potato products, such as French fries, is increasing strongly. The Dutch potato processor FarmFrites is very active in…

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Could Saline Agriculture Be The Solution To Water Scarcity?

March 10, 2018

“According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 844 million people lack basic potable water services and, by 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas, posing serious threats to humans as…

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Smart Farmer stories: Marc van Rijsselberghe

February 22, 2018

Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Netherlands have one thing in common – Salt-affected soils which are not suitable for agriculture anymore. Read the article by on how Marc van Rijsselberghe and Salt Farm Texel is…

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Salt Farm Texel introduces ‘zero water’ vegetables in drought stricken South Africa

February 14, 2018

South African collective Studio H has organised two ‘zero water’ evening dinners in Cape Town serving fruits and vegetables grown in fields irrigated with saline water. The initiative, known as S/Zout, features food products that…

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Marc van Rijsselberghe wins the Cruquius medal of 2018

January 25, 2018

The Cruquius medal is an award in which the municipality of Haarlemmermeer annually honors trendsetters of the circular economy. This is one of the initiatives of the municipality to speed up the transition to a…

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Farmer from Texel tries to reduce food shortage with saline agriculture

November 13, 2017

Entrepreneur Marc van Rijsselberghe is looking for funds for the Salt Farm Foundation in order to reduce food shortage. Marc has extensive experience in organic farming, and says saline agriculture is necessary as ‘98 percent…

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Breakthrough in food security with Dutch knowledge of Saline Agriculture

February 22, 2017

Dutch scientists have found a method for growing certain crops on salinized, non-arable farmland. This is truly an innovation since food production on salinized soil has always been considered impossible. It was discovered that specific…

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Netherlands keen to help Pakistan grow salt-tolerant potatoes

January 14, 2017

Deputy Head of Mission Ms Renate Pors and experts of Salt Farm Texel and MetaMeta, visit test fields of the National Agricultural Research Council in Islamabad. Colleagues Robin Konijn and Jan Bakker are investigating the…

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