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 1|10 pages

Saline Agriculture

A Call to Action
ByPier Vellinga, Atiq Rahman, Barbara Wolthuis, Edward G. Barrett-Lennard, Redouane Choukr-Allah, Theo Elzenga, Angelica Kaus, Katarzyna Negacz
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chapter 2|16 pages

Achieving Multiple Sustainable Development Goals through Saline Agriculture

ByKatarzyna Negacz, Bas Bruning, Pier Vellinga
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chapter 3|22 pages

Agriculture in Salinising Landscapes in Southern Australia

Selected Research ‘Snapshots’
ByEdward G. Barrett-Lennard, Hayley C. Norman
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chapter 5|22 pages

Salinization Threats to Agriculture across the North Sea Region

ByIain Gould, Jeroen De Waegemaeker, Domna Tzemi, Isobel Wright, Simon Pearson, Eric Ruto, Leena Karrasch, Laurids Siig Christensen, Henrik Aronsson, Susanne Eich-Greatorex, Gary Bosworth, Pier Vellinga
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chapter 6|22 pages

Economic Impact of Soil Salinization and the Potential for Saline Agriculture

ByEric Ruto, Domna Tzemi, Iain Gould, Gary Bosworth
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chapter 7|10 pages

Cost or Benefit?

Estimating the Global Economic Potential of Saline Agriculture
ByKatarzyna Negacz, Pier Vellinga
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chapter 8|22 pages

Challenges and Opportunities for Saline Agriculture in Coastal Bangladesh

ByAtiq Rahman, Md. Nasir Uddin
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chapter 9|24 pages

Innovations of the 21st Century in the Management of Iranian Salt-Affected Lands

ByZeinab Hazbavi, Mostafa Zabihi Silabi
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chapter 10|10 pages

An Approach to Monitoring of Salt-Affected Croplands Using Remote Sensing Data

The Case Study in the Nukus District (Uzbekistan)
ByMaria Konyushkova, Alexander Krenke, Gulchekhra Khasankhanova, Nizamatdin Mamutov, Victor Statov, Anna Kontoboytseva, Yevgenia Pankova
Size: 0.79 MB

chapter 11|20 pages

From Desert Farm to Fork

Value Chain Development for Innovative Salicornia-Based Food Products in the United Arab Emirates
ByDionysia-Angeliki Lyra, Efstathios Lampakis, Mohamed Al Muhairi, Fatima Mohammed Bin Tarsh, Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud, Basem Al Khawaldeh, Meis Moukayed, Jacek Plewa, Luca Cobre, Ohod Saleh Al Masjedi, Khawla Mohammed Al Marzouqi, Hayatullah Ahmadzai, Mansoor Khamees Al Tamimi, Wasel Abdelwahid Abou Dahr
Size: 2.27 MB

part Section II|150 pages

Biosaline Agriculture in Delta and Coastal Environments

chapter 12|4 pages

Saline Agriculture as a Way to Adapt to Sea Level Rise

ByPier Vellinga, Edward G. Barrett-Lennard
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chapter 14|28 pages

Mitigating and Adapting Agriculture of Coastal Areas in the Netherlands Wadden Sea Region to Increasing Salinization

From a Vision towards a Practical Implementation
ByMindert de Vries, Jouke Velstra, Johan Medenblik, Joca Jansen, Linda Smit, Aaltje Rispens, Gualbert Oude Essink
Size: 2.71 MB

chapter 15|4 pages

Saline Farming in the Wadden Sea Region of the Netherlands

Promising Initiatives for Salt-Tolerant Crops and Saline Aquaculture
ByTine te Winkel, Jouke Velstra, Marc van Rijsselberghe, Klaas Laansma, Titian Oterdoom
Size: 0.29 MB

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
ByMare Anne de Wit, Pier Vellinga, Katarzyna Negacz
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chapter 17|14 pages

Dynamics of Soil Salinity in Denmark

ByLaurids Siig Christensen
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chapter 18|12 pages

Climate-Resilient Agricultural Practices in the Saline-Prone Areas of Bangladesh

ByMuhammad Abdur Rahaman, Md. Sahadat Hossain, Md. Iqbal Hossain
Size: 0.78 MB

chapter 19|18 pages

Salinity Dynamics and Water Availability in Water Bodies over a Dry Season in the Ganges Delta

Implications for Cropping Systems Intensification
ByAfrin Jahan Mila, Richard W. Bell, Edward G. Barrett-Lennard, Enamul Kabir
Size: 1.20 MB

chapter 20|10 pages

The International Farmers' Café on Salinization and Saline Agriculture

A Test Case for Participatory Research on Saline Agriculture
ByJeroen De Waegemaeker, Elke Rogge
Size: 0.92 MB

chapter 21|10 pages

Putting Saline Agriculture into Practice

A Case Study from Bangladesh
ByArjen De Vos, Andrés Parra González, Bas Bruning
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chapter 22|8 pages

Case Study – Stichting De Zilte Smaak

‘Discovering Saline Farming Potential on Terschelling’
ByJacqueline Wijbenga, Stichting De Zilte Smaak
Size: 1.54 MB

part Section III|166 pages

Crop Salt Tolerance and Microbiological Associations

chapter 23|4 pages

Developments in Adaptation to Salinity at the Crop Level

ByTheo Elzenga, Edward G. Barrett-Lennard, Redouane Choukr-Allah
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chapter 24|8 pages

Salt Effects on Plants

An Overview
ByŽivko Jovanović, Svetlana Radović
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chapter 25|22 pages

Global Analysis of Differences in Plant Traits between Salt-Tolerant and Salt-Sensitive Plants

ByBas Bruning, William K. Cornwell, Jelte Rozema
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chapter 26|14 pages

Comparative Study on the Response of Several Tomato Rootstocks to Drought and Salinity Stresses

ByAbdelaziz Hirich, Abdelghani Chakhchar, Redouane Choukr-Allah
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chapter 27|12 pages

Root Architecture and Productivity of Three Grass Species under Salt Stress

ByLiping Wang, Junjie Yi, Theo Elzenga
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chapter 28|14 pages

Quinoa, a Promising Halophyte with Modified Planting Date, and Minimum Water and Pesticide Requirements for Fars Province, Iran

ByRezvan Talebnejad, Ali Reza Sepaskhah, Maryam Bahrami
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chapter 29|16 pages

Response of Quinoa to High Salinity under Arid Conditions

ByMohammad Shahid, Sumitha Thushar
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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
ByGiulia Atzori
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chapter 31|22 pages

Salicornia Species

Current Status and Future Potential
ByTanmay Chaturvedi, Aslak H.C. Christiansen, Iwona Gołębiewska, Mette H. Thomsen
Size: 0.39 MB
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chapter 33|20 pages

Tolerance to Environmental Stresses

Do Fungal Endophytes Mediate Plasticity in Solanum Dulcamara?
BySasirekha Munikumar, Karaba N. Nataraja, Theo Elzenga
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