What is NordGen?
NordGen â the Nordic Genetic Resource Center â is a Nordic organization dedicated to the safeguarding and sustainable use of plants, farm animals and forests. The Nordic countries have been co-operating for more than 30 years on conservation of genetic resources. NordGen was established in January 2008 as a result of a merger between the Nordic Gene Bank, the Nordic Gene Bank Farm Animals and the Nordic Council for Forest Reproductive Material. NordGen is mainly financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
NordGenâs primary task is to contribute to securing the broad diversity of genetic resources linked to food and agriculture. This is done through conservation and sustainable use, solid documentation and information work and international agreements.
The efforts are costly and for this reason the Nordic countries have opted for a joint Nordic solution, although each country also maintains a national program.
Genetic diversity for sustainable development.
NordGen is located in Sweden and Norway. The main office and NordGen Plants are in Alnarp, near MalmÃ¶, in southern Sweden. NordGen Farm Animals and NordGen Forest are located in Ã s, near Oslo, in Norway.Responsible: Webmaster
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Photo: Simon Jeppson
For further information on NordGen's activities, please contact
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