Achieving Multiple Sustainable Development Goals through Saline Agriculture

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Abstract

Saline agriculture, the cultivation of salt-tolerant crops under saline conditions, provides solutions for global food and water security. The increasing interest in saline agriculture provides an opportunity to define the link with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a means to facilitate communication, access funding, and connect projects worldwide. We have identified SDGs that can be linked to the process of the revitalisation of saline degraded lands through saline agriculture using two different methods which yielded similar results. The key finding of our study is that the revitalisation of saline degraded lands can assist in achieving multiple SDGs, in particular food security (SDG 2), the economic sustainability of local communities (SDG 8), water quality (SDG 6) and terrestrial biodiversity (SDG 15). Saline agriculture viewed as an integrated approach has the potential to substantially contribute to more than half of the SDGs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments
EditorsKatarzyna Negacz, Pier Vellinga, Edward Barrett-Lennard, Redouane Choukr-Allah, Theo Elzenga
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter2
Pages13-28
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781003112327
ISBN (Print)9780367621469
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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