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Imagine you could grow wheat on depleted fallow soils, and at the same time restoring them?

High salt tolerant wheat lines selected and developed by OlsAro

Meeting the challenges of a growing population and decreasing arable land

OlsAro's wheat seeds - part of the solution

Meeting the challenges of a growing population and decreasing arable land

Salinity is one of the major abiotic stressors affecting crop plants worldwide. According to FAO tere are more than 833 million hectares of salt-affected soils around the globe (8.7% of the planet). And that 20 to 50 percent of irrigated soils in all continents are too salty. Meaning that over 1.5 billion people worldwide face significant challenges in growing food due to soil degradation.

Meeting the challenges of a growing population and decreasing arable land

Salinity is one of the major abiotic stressors affecting crop plants worldwide. Six percent of the world’s arable land and 20% of the world’s irrigated arable land can no longer be used for crop cultivation due to high salinity. In addition, it is estimated that 2000 ha of arable land are lost every day due to salt contamination.

The solution:
a salt tolerant wheat

OlsAro is well under way to develop a wheat that is tolerant to salt. It germinates and grows well in saline soil, gives good yield, is adapted to local environments, and removes salt from the soil. Furthermore, saline land that is fallow because of a dry season (e.g. in Bangladesh) can be utilized during this season, adding one more crop season

The solution:
a salt tolerant wheat

OlsAro is well under way to develop a wheat that is tolerant to salt. It germinates and grows well in saline soil, gives good yield, is adapted to local environments, and removes salt from the soil. Furthermore, saline land that is fallow because of a dry season (e.g. in Bangladesh) can be utilized during this season, adding one more crop season

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Save our soils!

Help us
Save our soils!