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    • The Nordic genebank and knowledge center for genetic resources.

      We safeguard the Nordic genetic resources and facilitate the sustainable use for agriculture, horticulture and forestry, for current and future generations.

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    • Projects

      We coordinate and participate in projects along with Nordic, Baltic, European and international collaboration partners.

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    • Svalbard Global Seed Vault

      NordGen is responsible for the contact with genebanks worldwide interested in depositing duplicates of their seed collections to Svalbard Global Seed Vault. We also handle all the seeds that are sent here for safekeeping.

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Potential for versatile crop – NordGen’s investment in flax continues as over 400 varieties are sown

Flax is a crop with many uses that is suitable for cultivation in the Nordic Region. Hopefully NordGen’s flax projects can increase interest for the crop.

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| Plants

International committee takes on plan to develop and secure the Ukrainian genebank for the future

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| Farm Animals

New action plan presents concrete measures to save the Faroese Horse

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| Plants

It’s Almost Spring – NordGen Has Opened Its Annual Seed Sale to the Public

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Our projects

NordGen participate in several different projects focusing on genetic resources in the Nordic region. Our project partners can be found throughout the Nordics and Baltics but also in the rest of the world.

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