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Date: 19.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Outside the conference room, steam is rising from the hot springs in the barren landscape. The forest might seem distant but in this room it’s central. The discussions and lectures are all about the future forests. At NordGen Forest’s conference in Iceland, the theme of the year concerns early detection…

Date: 27.08.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

While Scandinavia and Finland could enjoy summer temperatures and a bright sun shining from a blue sky, Iceland invited to a ministers meeting accompanied by rain and a chilly wind. But the agricultural ministers were given a warm welcome to the meeting. Among other things, the ministers were informed about…

Date: 29.05.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

During a great award dinner last night, Lise Lykke Steffensen was appointed “Company Leader of the year” by the Danish Project Management Organization Dansk Projektledelse. Lise Lykke Steffensen started working as Executive Director at NordGen in 2016. Since then, she has embarked a journey aiming to modernize and streamline the enormous…

Date: 30.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Each year, NordGen Forest Arranges a popular conference, attracting foresters from all of the Nordic countries. This year, the conference will be arranged in the south of Iceland, in Hveragerði. The conference is arranged on the 17th-18th of September and will this year focus on early detection and mitigation of invasive…

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…