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2021.11.23 / Plants
Not many know that crop wild relatives can be important for the development of future agricultural crops. This was one of many topics discussed during a workshop in Oslo recently.
2021.11.12 / Farm Animals, 3MC
Using precise data and new information, Juha Kantanen helps us understand the adaptations that helped humans and domestic animals survive the harsh conditions of the north.
50 boxes with 14 011 seed samples were brought into Svalbard Global Seed Vault earlier this week. For the first time, seed samples from Serbia and Latvia is now secured in the Vault.
A recent study points to the need of creating dialogue and easing bureaucratic obstacles; making sure that the farmers are motivated is vital for conserving genetic diversity.
Statistics is needed to understand the development in forestry. Recently, the report “Statistics: Forest Seeds and Plants in the Nordic Region” was published by NordGen Forest.
15-18 February 2022
NordGen staff travels to Svalbard to deposit seeds from the worlds' genebanks in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
6-10 June 2022
24-28 October 2022
NordGen staff travels to Svalbard to deposit seeds from the worlds’ genebanks in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
The Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen) is the joint genebank and knowledge center for genetic resources in the Nordic countries. Our mission is to conserve and promote the sustainable use of genetic diversity among animals, forests and plants that are important...
The importance of conservation of forest genetic resources is widely recognized and efforts are needed on national, Nordic, European and global levels. The Nordic countries cooperate on exchanging information for the conservation of forest genetic resources through NordGen Forest, under...
The current book is a celebration of 40 years of Nordic collaboration on plant genetic resources. International perspectives are highlighted and the first chapter is written with input from Axel Diederichsen from Plant Gene Resources of Canada and Igor G. Loskutov from the...
The Faroese horse (Føroysk Ross) is an integral part of agricultural history on the Faroe Islands. There is no unambiguous evidence of the origins of the Faroese Horse. It is believed, though, that the Faroese horse was brought to the islands by...
The Nordic Gene bank established the 100 year seed storage experiment in Coal mine no. 3 outside Longyearbyen in 1986. Security duplicate samples of the Nordic seed collection had been deposited in permafrost in the coal mine since 1984. The...
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