Salt Farm Foundation
‘Salt Farm Foundation is established for the (open source) sharing of knowledge on saline agriculture (and solutions) with small-scale farmers worldwide. We want to facilitate saline agriculture to solve food shortage, to contribute to poverty reduction and to provide a solution for the adverse consequences of climate change.’
Salt Farm Foundation was initiated by Marc van Rijsselberghe, an idealistic entrepreneur with extensive experience in organic farming. Our company aims to facilitate saline agriculture in order to solve food shortage, to contribute to poverty reduction and to provide a solution for the adverse consequences of climate change. Salinization of farming land is a fast-growing worldwide problem. Vast areas of formerly arable land are no longer being used, which causes famine, poverty and social disruption.
For this purpose, Marc created a state-of-the-art outdoor lab: a trial field where we can examine the salt tolerance of a variety of crops with great precision. More info about this outdoor lab you can find here. This research has already yielded considerable results. We have discovered many crops, ranging from potatoes and carrots to strawberries and tomatoes, that thrive under saline conditions. Interest in our project is overwhelming in many countries across the world.