Food production on present and future saline soils deserves the world’s attention particularly because food security is a pressing issue, millions of hectares of degraded soils are available worldwide, freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce, and the global sea-level rise threatens food production in fertile coastal lowlands. Future of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments aims to showcase the global potential of saline agriculture. The book covers the essential topics, such as policy and awareness, soil management, future crops, and genetic developments, all supplemented by case studies that show how this knowledge has been applied. It offers an overview of current research themes and practical cases focused on enhancing food production on saline lands.


  • Describes the critical role of the revitalization of salt-degraded lands in achieving sustainability in agriculture on a global scale
  • Discusses practical solutions toward using drylands and delta areas threatened by salinity for sustainable food production
  • Presents strategies for adaptation to climate change and sea-level rise through food production under saline conditions
  • Addresses the diverse aspects of crop salt tolerance and microbiological associations
  • Highlights the complex problem of salinity and waterlogging and safer management of poor-quality water, supplemented by case studies

A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access at www.taylorfrancis.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

part Section I|200 pages

Saline Agriculture: Global State of the Art and Strategies

chapter 3|22 pages

Agriculture in Salinising Landscapes in Southern Australia

Selected Research ‘Snapshots’
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chapter 7|10 pages

Cost or Benefit?

Estimating the Global Economic Potential of Saline Agriculture
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part Section II|150 pages

Biosaline Agriculture in Delta and Coastal Environments

chapter 15|4 pages

Saline Farming in the Wadden Sea Region of the Netherlands

Promising Initiatives for Salt-Tolerant Crops and Saline Aquaculture
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chapter 16|16 pages

Viability of the Saline Farming of Quinoa and Seed Potatoes in the Netherlands

An Assessment Supported by a Value Chain Analysis of Both Products
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chapter 20|10 pages

The International Farmers' Café on Salinization and Saline Agriculture

A Test Case for Participatory Research on Saline Agriculture
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chapter 21|10 pages

Putting Saline Agriculture into Practice

A Case Study from Bangladesh
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chapter 22|8 pages

Case Study – Stichting De Zilte Smaak

‘Discovering Saline Farming Potential on Terschelling’
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part Section III|166 pages

Crop Salt Tolerance and Microbiological Associations

chapter 24|8 pages

Salt Effects on Plants

An Overview
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chapter 30|18 pages

The Potential of Edible Halophytes as New Crops in Saline Agriculture

The Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) Case Study
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chapter 31|22 pages

Salicornia Species

Current Status and Future Potential
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chapter 33|20 pages

Tolerance to Environmental Stresses

Do Fungal Endophytes Mediate Plasticity in Solanum Dulcamara?
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