Salt Farm Texel in Dutch Water Sector

Water management is one of the greatest challenges facing the agrifood sector today. Worldwide, less and less water per head of the population is going to be available for food production. In 2050 it will be a third of what it was in 1950. This is easy to explain, since in the same period the world’s population will have grown from 2.5 billion to 9 billion people. But there is reason for optimism.

New technologies can improve the water use efficiency and at the same time increase yields. Working on sustainable solutions for water & agrifood means ensuring a coherent, mutually balanced combination of suitable soil, not too much and not too little water, the amount of nutrients actually required by the soil, skilled management and an effective governance structure. That is what we Dutch call an integrated approach on water & agrifood.