About NordGen

The Nordic Genetic Resource Centre (NordGen) is a Nordic institute dedicated to the safeguarding and sustainable use of plants, farm animals and forest genetic resources.

NordGen contributes to securing the broad diversity of genetic resources linked to food and agriculture. This is done through conservation of genetic resources and sustainable facilitated access to genetic diversity as it is important for solving future challenges regarding food security, agricultural productivity, climate change and sustainable environmentally friendly agriculture.

In addition, NordGen is responsible for the daily management and operations of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.