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Dry summer 2018, Texel

The drought of 2018: Climate change in black and white. How can saline agriculture help?

July 31, 2018

Extreme weather conditions in Europe has raised concerns for agricultural and dairy output for summer 2018. A record high temperature of between 35 to 40 degrees was recorded in various parts of Europe in the…

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

Ministry LNV and Salt Farm Foundation launch knowledge centre for Saline agriculture to help with food shortage and struggling farmers

July 3, 2018

An initiative supported by the Dutch Ministry, the knowledge centre – “Saline Agriculture Worldwide” has been set up to share open source knowledge to the farmers around the world. The knowledge centre is targeted towards…

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

Persbericht: Ministerie LNV en Salt Farm Foundation lanceren online Kenniscentrum als hulpmiddel tegen voedseltekort en armoede in de wereld

June 29, 2018

Donderdag 28 juni is in Den Haag op het ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit het online Kenniscentrum Zilte Teelten van de Salt Farm Foundation gelanceerd door Drs. A.H. (Aldrik) Gierveld – plv. Directeur-generaal Agro…

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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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