Crops and Methods to Control Soil Salinity

  • Ghulam MustafaEmail author
  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar


Soil salinity can cause havoc for agroecosystem as it is predicted about 50% of land will be saline in the next 50 years, but the coping techniques may reduce and even mitigate the adverse impact of soil salinity. Saline agriculture is already happening in the world, and hence it can be an opportunity for sustainability of agriculture. There are many crops that perform better in salt-affected areas that farmers need to adapt under saline soil. This is because of the reason that adaptation to soil salinity is highly positive externality that increases the farmer well-being through increased crop production. However, the dilemma is that most of farmers in developing world are unaware to these crop of salt-affected areas and methods of adaptation techniques under salt-affected areas. Thus, the main focus of the present chapter is to give an overview of the past and present studies undergoing on crops and methods to reduce and even mitigate the adverse impact of soil salinity.


Adaptation Soil salinity Cost-benefit analysis Externalities Environmental impact 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of EducationLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of BotanyGandhi Faiz-e-Aam CollegeShahjahanpurIndia

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