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Seed boxes on the shelves in the Vault. Photo by Mari Tefre/Global Crop Diversity Trust

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A total number of 880 837 accessions and 559 877 376 seeds have been stored at the Svalbard Global Seed vault (SGSV).


Depositor instituteInstitute code (WIEWS) Seed samples safe duplicated at SGSV (accessions) Number of taxa
Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo CIMMYT MEX002 130 291 accessions 20 taxa
International Rice Research Institute IRRI PHL001 122 060 accessions 67 taxa
International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ICRISAT IND002 110 818 accessions 14 taxa
National Plant Germplasm System NPGS USA996 108 022 accessions 2 277 taxa
International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas ICARDA SYR002 78 411 accessions 621 taxa
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical CIAT COL003 54 664 accessions 695 taxa
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research IPK DEU146 48 653 accessions 4 778 taxa
Plant Gene Resources of Canada PGRC CAN004 25 868 accessions 383 taxa
Nordic Genetic Resource Center NORDGEN SWE054 21 120 accessions 566 taxa
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA NGA057 20 738 accessions 62 taxa
Centre for Genetic Resources CGN NLD037 19 713 accessions 388 taxa
The World Vegetable Center AVRDC TWN001 15 618 accessions 181 taxa
Africa Rice Center AfricaRice BEN089 14 839 accessions 10 taxa
National Agrobiodiversity Center NAC KOR043 13 185 accessions 36 taxa
Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute TARI TWN006 10 503 accessions 15 taxa
Station Fédérale de Recherches en Production Végétale de Changins RAC CHE001 9 665 accessions 7 taxa
Centro Internacional de la Papa CIP PER001 8 219 accessions 521 taxa
Australian Grains Genebank AGG AUS165 7 486 accessions 164 taxa
Pyongyang AAS AAS PRK013 5 700 accessions 2 taxa
International Livestock Research Institute ILRI ETH013 5 335 accessions 758 taxa
N.I. Vavilov All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Plant Industry VIR RUS001 5 278 accessions 411 taxa
Barley and Wild Plant Resources Center, National University Corporation Okayama University BWPRC JPN009 5 268 accessions 1 taxa
Seed Savers Exchange SSE USA974 3 087 accessions 91 taxa
Australian Medicago Genetic Resources Centre, South Australian Research and Development Institute SARDI AUS006 2 926 accessions 57 taxa
Plant Genetic Resources Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre PGRI-NARC PAK001 2 874 accessions 17 taxa
Institute of Plant Production n.a. V.Y. Yurjev of UAAS UAAS UKR001 2 782 accessions 45 taxa
National Plant Genetic Resources Laboratory NPGRL PHL129 2 254 accessions 10 taxa
Uzbek Research Institute of Plant Industry UzRIPI UZB006 2 038 accessions 191 taxa
Republican National Genetic Resource Center NRCGR TJK027 1 646 accessions 2 taxa
Genetic Resources Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences AGRI AZE015 1 522 accessions 194 taxa
SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre SPGRC ZMB030 1 463 accessions 8 taxa
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES AUT001 1 457 accessions 334 taxa
The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation EMBRAPA BRA008 1 319 accessions 3 taxa
National Genebank of Kenya NGBK KEN015 1 314 accessions 6 taxa
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina UNALM PER002 1 296 accessions 1 taxa
Agricultural Research Corporation, Wad Medani ARC SDN034 1 195 accessions 4 taxa
Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Research and Biotechnology ICABIOGRAD IDN179 1 050 accessions 2 taxa
Institute for Plant Genetic Resources K. Malkov IPGRBG BGR001 933 accessions 50 taxa
Institute of Creal Crop Improvement, Tel Aviv University ICCI ISR003 900 accessions 4 taxa
Crop Research Institute CRI CZE122 806 accessions 84 taxa
Nigeria National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology NACGRAB NGA010 800 accessions 5 taxa
World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF KEN023 777 accessions 197 taxa
National Agricultural Research Organization NARO UGA031 777 accessions 13 taxa
Parque de la Papa PdeP PER862 750 accessions 6 taxa
Margot Forde Forage Germplasm Centre, AgResearch Ltd AGRESEARCH NZL001 726 accessions 92 taxa
Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza CATIE CRI001 723 accessions 41 taxa
Biotechnology, Plant Genetic Resources and Plant Protection Division MPGRPPD MMR003 718 accessions 17 taxa
Oak Park Research Centre AFT IRL001 577 accessions 7 taxa
Agricultural Research Institute of Burundi ISABU BDI003 439 accessions 14 taxa
Genetic Resources Institute, University of Banjaluka GRIBL BIH039 326 accessions 8 taxa
I. Lamouri Research Institute of Farming TAVTAVI GEO001 305 accessions 84 taxa
The Norwegian Forest Seed Centre NFSC NOR056 208 accessions 2 taxa
Armenian State Agrarian University, Laboratory of plant gene pool and breeding LPGPB ARM035 175 accessions 22 taxa
Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciónes Agropecuarias INIAP ECU076 168 accessions 1 taxa
Plant Science Agricultural Research and Training Institute PSARTI MNG030 160 accessions 65 taxa
Institut d'Economie Rurale IER MLI002 158 accessions 2 taxa
Chai Nat Field Crops Research Center CN FCRC THA214 150 accessions 3 taxa
Desert Legume Program DELEP USA971 134 accessions 95 taxa
Agricultural University of Georgia AUG GEO028 120 accessions 2 taxa
Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development DAFF IRL029 100 accessions 4 taxa
National Rice Seed Storage Laboratory for Genetic Resources NRSSL THA012 81 accessions 1 taxa
Unidad de Recursos Genéticos -INIA La Platina INIA CHL002 43 accessions 1 taxa
National Agricultural Research Foundation Greece NAGREF GRC035 25 accessions 1 taxa
National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources India NBPGR IND001 25 accessions 1 taxa
The Chaipattana Foundation CHAIPAT THA513 20 accessions 17 taxa
Instituto Nacional de Recursos Biológicos INRB PRT005 12 accessions 1 taxa
Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke FIN027 7 accessions 2 taxa
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited TLL SGP008 7 accessions 2 taxa
Universidad de Costa Rica UCR-CIA CRI092 6 accessions 6 taxa
National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA FRA040 2 accessions 1 taxa
Lombardy Seed Bank, Botanical Garden, University of Pavia LSB ITA411 2 accessions 1 taxa

Total 71 depositor institutes registred

This list includes depositors with seed samples shipped for safe storage at SGSV. The sort order of the list is by the current reported number of accessions (seed samples).

Select the values in the Depositor Institute column to display information about the depositor institute from WIEWS. Select the values of the Seed samples column to display a list of accessions deposited from each genebank institute. Select the column title for list sort order.