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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, entrance
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault ( provides a safe backup of seeds on food crops conserved by seedbanks worldwide. This picture is from the day after the opening. Photo by Dag Terje Filip Endresen

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This page allows you to do basic searches regarding the material to be stored in the Seed Vault.

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SGSV metadata by country. The country names are harmonized according to the ISO 3166 standard codes and names.

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    Total 234 hits or records,  record 1 to 25 displayed   arrow right Next page 

Country name Country code Number of accessions Number of seeds Details
Afghanistan   AFG   5,426   2,794,123   [Details]
Albania   SOM   9   2,250   [Details]
Albania   ALB   2,598   761,107   [Details]
Algeria   DZA   3,202   1,524,829   [Details]
American Samoa   ASM   10   2,900   [Details]
Andorra   AND   1       [Details]
Angola   AGO   143   70,149   [Details]
Antigua and Barbuda   ATG   82   61,050   [Details]
Argentina   ARG   5,119   2,501,576   [Details]
Armenia   ARM   1,049   519,481   [Details]
Australia   AUS   5,607   1,820,511   [Details]
Austria   AUT   2,257   1,197,979   [Details]
Azerbaijan   AZE   2,763   1,238,335   [Details]
Bahamas   BHS   8   2,364   [Details]
Bahrain   BHR   5   3,159   [Details]
Bangladesh   BGD   7,565   3,654,275   [Details]
Barbados   BRB   57   23,319   [Details]
Belarus   BLR   512   255,152   [Details]
Belgium   BEL   573   241,480   [Details]
Belize   BLZ   240   154,267   [Details]
Benin   BEN   1,226   629,874   [Details]
Bermuda   BMU   1   100   [Details]
Bhutan   BTN   480   268,017   [Details]
Bolivia   BOL   3,633   1,112,784   [Details]
Bosnia and Herzegovina   BIH   1,083   489,150   [Details]

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