NordGen’s Mission and Statutes

NordGenmedarbetare står vid en disk och pratar med en kvinna med grönsaker och informationsmaterial omkring sig.NordGen’s mission and statutes, together with strategic documents and international agreements, guide our work.

NordGen’s mission:

  • We safeguard the Nordic genetic resources and facilitate the sustainable use for agriculture, horticulture and forestry, for current and future generations.
  • We provide knowledge and genetic material to facilitate sustainable food and feed production and other biobased solutions in the Nordic region’s changing climate.


The scope of our work is governed by statutes. NordGen’s existing statutes were approved by the Nordic Ministers for Co-operation on September 10, 2014 and came into force on January 1, 2015. Article 1 states that “Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen) shall be a Nordic knowledge center for genetic resources and sustainable use of these and promote a global fair distribution of utilization of genetic resources.”

Read NordGen’s statutes