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2021.06.21 / Plants
A recently completed study shows that einkorn and emmer wheat from NordGen's collection are well suited for bread baking. The old wheat species also had higher protein content than in ordinary quality wheat that is usually used for baking.
2021.06.16 / Farm Animals
The webinar "Why genebanking" takes place online on June 23. Read more about the interesting program and don't forget to register if you want to participate.
Now it is possible to sign up for the conference "Ensuring Diversity for Food and Agriculture". The four day long online conference is arranged by the project Farmer's Pride in collaboration with EUCARPIA and ECPGR.
In the first week of June, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was opened and over 30,000 seed samples were introduced. Seven genebanks from five different continents participated in the deposit, which was the largest since February 2020.
Beekeeper Nora Mäntysaari talks about conserving the Nordic brown bee and how she has created a market for her products. Her approach is very much in line with NordGen’s conservation work.
28-1 June 2021
Farmer's Pride, which NordGen is part of, is arranging an international onlineconference.
30-3 August 2021
The European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) arranges its 72nd Annual Meeting. It will take place from August 30th to September 3rd, 2021 in Davos, the highest town in Europe situated in the alpine mountains of Switzerland and home to...
22-23 September 2021
NordGen Forest's annual will this year be arranged in Elverum, Norway or online. Registration opens later this spring or in the summer.
25-29 October 2021
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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