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Date: 09.03.2017 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

The so called NordGen 100 year experiment is located in the permafrost in the abandoned Coal Mine #3 outside Longyearbyen. Just recently, 30 years old test seeds of 30 crop species and varieties were taken out of the mine for analysis. Early in the 1980-ties cooperation on conservation of security…

Date: Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault, Global Seed Vault

Seed accessions from ICARDA that were taken out in September 2015 are back in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. On February 22nd, new fresh seeds multiplied at ICARDA units in Morocco and Lebanon were re-deposited, as were seeds from nine other gene banks In 2015, ICARDA became the first gene…