Seawater Solutions - Rethinking Farming through sustainable agricultural innovation and environmental promotion.
TypeStartup or self-employed
HeadquartersGlasgow G1, UK
Revolutionising agriculture for climate change resilience.
Seawater Solutions is an award-winning, agri-tech start-up, that champions climate resilience by rethinking farming and equipping farmers with systems that tackle the challenges of climate change.
Our aim is to promote sustainable agricultural innovation, environmental promotion and rural development, whilst pursuing the sustainability development goals from the United Nations.
We use naturally salt-tolerant crops native to saltmarsh ecosystems, also known as Halophytes, and specially-designed irrigation systems to create artificial saltmarsh ecosystems on degraded land. This allows farmers to produce high-value ‘superfoods’ for local or export markets. We offer our partner farmers a simple license where we redevelop their affected land, set-up our automated systems, and train them to grow crops using seawater. There is no cost to the farmer, and we then buy these crops from them for processing or sale to western markets.
We offer three types of products, (a) high-value saline crops produced in partnership with farmers, (b) comprehensive seawater farming systems, which include everything from irrigation equipment to seeds and operational management, and (c) Integrated Seawater Aquaculture Systems (ISAS) which is a comprehensive bio-remediation system with biomass production that provides an alternate source of income, in addition to treating wastewater while negating the need for harmful chemicals in fish farming.
Seawater Solutions offer partners:
• High-value ‘superfoods’ (such as Samphire) for domestic and international markets
• Increased incomes in a context of diminishing market returns
• Increased yields and soil health
• Support moving towards organic, no-tillage and regenerative farming practices
• Promotion of wildlife through ecosystem restoration/creation
• Defence of their coastlines from rising sea-levels
• Significantly increased carbon capture potential of their land.