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Date: 22.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

Today, the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture presented a new report called “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”. Part of the report make somber reading but there are also many positive trends. The report underlines the importance of us now taking action…

Date: 20.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

In the enormous building in Rome containing the FAO headquarters, representatives from almost every country in the world are gathered this week to discuss international cooperation on genetic resources. NordGen participates in the meeting and also arranged a side event focusing on how to save threatened traditional breeds. It’s been…

Date: 12.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Now it’s time to apply for the NordGen Forest scholarship which is granted in cooperation with Nordic Forest Research, SNS. We need your application no later than this Friday, February 15. By applying, you have the chance to finance a study visit or field work for your research, participate in…

Date: 13.12.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

When Johanna Carlsson recieved a scholarship from NordGen and SNS she went to Germany and learnt more about forest plant propagation with alternative methods. Now, you have the chance to do something similar. Apply for a forest scholarship before the 15th of February.   Usually, a tree starts growing after a…

Date: 12.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

NordGen Forest work in close cooperation with its Forest Regeneration Council. In the council we can find representatives from academia, government authorities and private companies. They all aim at promoting the Nordic cooperation and creating strong, resilient and genetically diverse forests in the Nordic countries. One of the members in NordGen…

Date: 18.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

If you see a shadowlike figure lurking about the trees in a seed orchard you are not (necessarily) to worry. The figure might be working with increasing the seed yield. This was one of many interesting pieces of information given at NordGen Forest’s annual conference. With a marvelous view to…