Sustainable agriculture in brackish and salt water testing the possibilities for profitable application of effluent for agri

Can brackish and salty waste water from fish farms be used in agriculture?

Objectives of the project

The purpose of this project is to investigate whether it is possible to make productive use of brackish and salty waste water coming from fish farms, and to disseminate the results of these investigations among Egyptian (fish)farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs.


  • Protocols for seed incubation, raising of seedlings, adaptation of seedlings to saline conditions and cultivation in the field of Salicornia, Atriplex and Suaeda under Wadi Natroun desert conditions.
  • Protocol for raising of red tilapia in saline fishfarm waste water.
  • Final report about results of 2012