Saline Agriculture Worldwide Knowledge centre by Salt Farm Foundation
The Knowledge Centre on Saline Agriculture was established in 2018 by the Salt Farm Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
The Salt Farm Foundation is focussed on the (open source) sharing of knowledge and solutions regarding saline agriculture with farmers worldwide.
By creating an international Knowledge Centre on Saline Agriculture, it supports the aim of the Dutch Ministry- to increase global food security and more effective water management- through the export of Dutch knowledge and technology.
The Knowledge Centre on Saline Agriculture will act as a one-stop resource centre for everything related to saline agriculture. Not just for farmers, but for NGO’s, students and scientists as well. Relevant information on saline agriculture, scientific publications along with training modules - online or on site- will be available on this platform.
The Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Carola Schouten, stated:
"Worldwide around one billion hectares of farmland is considered non-arable due to salinization. With the knowledge we now have about cultivation methods and selecting salt-tolerant crops, this farmland can be used to produce food. Many countries simply need this knowledge in order to produce.
Hence, we support the start-up of an institute that makes sure this knowledge is shared worldwide. A major contribution to global food security!"