A review on the utilization of macroalgae in agriculture within the concept of Sustainable Development goals



Mitigating climate change and global warming require some transitions to adapt more sustainable approaches. Global population increase also challenges humanity for adequate food supply and as-related climate change confronts some undesired stress conditions such as drought and temperature anomalies in agriculture. Therefore, increasing agricultural yields in a sustainable manner is gaining importance. Introducing organic-derived inputs in agriculture would be an effective approach, since the growth promoting effect of these organic substances would enhance the efficiency of mineral fertilizers, which are indispensable in agriculture. Seaweeds are macroscopic algae, and they are promising candidates to provide the organic sourced- nutrients and utilized as organic-based fertilizers in agriculture. This study provides a brief review on the extraction methods of seaweeds and their utilization in agriculture in terms of effects on growth, yield, enhancement in the tolerance for stress conditions and their soil- improving effect.


sustainable agriculture, seaweed, macroalgae, agronomic yield, sustainable development

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