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The National Genebank in Sweden is responsible for conservation of vegetatively-propagated plant species.
Each program has a national coordinator. The coordinators participate in NordGen’s network of working groups. NordGen and the national programmes work very closely with each other. The main task of NordGen is to work for the benefit of the Nordic region and promote Nordic synergies, and to enable cooperation and coordination where this is required.
NordGen is responsible for and pays for preserving seed-propagated plant species, while the preservation of vegetatively-propagated plant species is paid for and carried out at a national level. This is where the national programmes play their greatest role, for example, through inventories and collections of plant material and the establishment and maintenance of national gene banks and clonal archives.
Denmark: Birgitte Lund, The Danish Agricultural Agency
Finland: Elina Kiviharju, Luke
Iceland: Snorri Baldursson, The Agricultural University of Iceland
Norway: Linn Borgen Nielsen, NIBIO
Sweden: Jens Weibull, Swedish Board of Agriculture