Month: December 2019

NordGen Wishes Happy Holidays!

33 000 seed samples rest safely in our freezers. Now, the NordGen staff takes the opportunity to also have some well deserved rest during the holidays. This means that we, from the 20th of December until the 7th of January,...

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Apply for the NordGen/SNS Forest Scholarship to develop your skills!

Are you working or studying within forestry? Do you have an idea for a workshop, or do you need funding for participating in a seminar? Perhaps you would like to visit a colleague to learn more about your field of...

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Nordic Cooperation on Plant Genetic Resources turns 40

Today is a day of festivities for all those who, in one way or the other, have been involved in the Nordic cooperation on plant genetic resources. This year, it’s namely 40 year since the Nordic Genebank was established. The...

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Wooden boxes with dates unscripted standing in a dark container.

Seeds Analyzed after being Stored in Svalbard Mine for 30 Years

Deep inside an abandoned coal mine, in the permafrost of Svalbard, a black steel container safeguards sealed wooden boxes containing seeds. These seeds are part of an experiment dating back to 1986 after a backup of the Nordic seed collection...

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Share a box of biodiversity!

Biological diversity is a prerequisite for life on earth. NordGen’s mission is to conserve this diversity and prevent that genetic diversity important for our food production disappears. Now, you have the opportunity to help us! By buying a gift box...

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