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NordGen was attending the annual summer meeting of the Nordic ministers for forestry, agriculture, fisheries and food. Among other things, the ministers were informed about a new report on access and rights to genetic resources.
A wide diversity of landraces is important for Nordic agriculture to be able to adapt to future, yet unknown, challenges.
What does a pig in southern Sweden have in common with a goat off the Norwegian coast and a cow in northern Finland? It might sound as the start of a joke, but the answer isn’t funny.
Right now, world leaders are gathering in Montreal to reach an agreement on how to stop the biodiversity loss. NordGen is currently leading a project which will gather the Nordic view on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.
Ancient DNA can tell a lot about the animals and what they were like in ancient times. The historical DNA samples come from cattle that grazed the Northern forest meadows hundreds of years ago.
Within the cross-disciplinary 3MC project, professor Charlotte Kroløkke studies how human-animal relationships emerge. Her work can help create an understanding of genetic resources as forms of cultural heritage that are valuable for the future.
New project will gather knowledge for future development of conservation plans for the Nordic horse breeds.
Fact and fiction meet in the game application Nordic Cows, which is based on information from folk tales, historical sources and pedigrees. The game is produced by the cross-disciplinary project 3MC – Nordic Mountain Cattle, which is led by NordGen....
The Faroese horse is considered critically endangered, and NordGen has for many years worked to take care of the unique breed. Recently, a study about opportunities for conservation of the breed has been published.
Nordic mountain cattle are in focus in Tornio on 2 July. The 3MC project, led by NordGen, brings Nordic mountain cattle to the Peräpohjola market. Veterinarian Ossi Kemppainen speaks about a secret rescue operation at the Museum of Torne Valley.