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Salt tolerant agriculture in Bangladesh

Together with ICCO cooperation South and Central Asia we started working on a project of introducing salt tolerant agriculture in Bangladesh. We're going to help local farmers to start growing salt tolerant crops on their saline farm land. Thereby giving healthy food and income opportunities to these families.

Salt tolerant potato to feed the world, Pakistan

After years of research on our open-air laboratory on Texel (island in The Netherlands), Salt Farm Texel discovered a salt tolerant potato. These potatoes thrive in salt affected areas and do not require freshwater irrigation to grow. Scaling up access to this potato will contribute to better use of lands and waters that have natural and human induced salinity, will reduce the press on freshwater…

Saline potato chain in the Wadden Sea region

The project "Saline potato chain in the Wadden Sea region - farming with salt" responds to the salinity problems that will be influencing the agriculture in the Wadden Sea region, in the very near future. First priority is to demonstrate that potatoes can be cultivated under saline conditions and how the current cultivation methods need to be adjusted to this. Using 8 different potato varieties fo…

Sea lettuce, from unneeded by-catch to new fishery product: Ulva fertilizer

This project aims a cooporation between Saline Agriculture and the shrimp fishery of the province of North-Holland, first focused on the island of Texel. Main goal is the development of a new product for the fishery sector, namely the capture of Sea lettuce which serves as fertilization of the (saline) potato- and vegetable cultivation: Ulva fertilizer. A part of the year sea lettuce is an inconve…

Fertilization strategies for saline agriculture

In this project, under the highly controlled conditions of Salt Farm Texel, a fertilization strategy has been worked out for saline sandy soils. The project is supplemented by a first start of a fertilisation strategy on saline clayey soil. The aim here is to get an insight into the possible shift in nitrogen mineralisation under saline conditions, the ingestion of nutrients by saline crops using …

Salt potato network

"A tasty product for the Netherlands and an opportunity for the rest of the world" Recent experiments with potatoes in the Netherlands have proven that there are varieties that not only grow very well under saline conditions, but whose flavor is even enhanced. These experiments have led to a new tasty product which has become very popular in the Netherlands. Moreover, farming of saline potatoes …

Project Zilt Perspectief (Saline Perspective)

"..a future perspective () with saline agriculture where a big market might be encouraged". This sentence was given by the Advisory Committee 'Waddenfonds' and the Region Committee in 2010 as "Urgent" in their advice report to the project proposal of 'Zilt Perspectief' (Saline Perspective). By now the word 'might' can be omitted. Only in 2014 Salt Farm Texel received requests coming from more than…