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Date: 25.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Frölåda från NordGen inuti Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Smith’s brome is a critically endangered grass. Today, NordGen stored seeds from it and other Nordic plants in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seed deposit is the largest ever, seen to number of participating depositors. It was attended by the Norwegian Prime Minister, the president of Ghana and about…

Date: 18.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: NordGen

This time of year, the first rays of sun are reaching the mountain tops surrounding Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The return of the light coincides with the largest seed deposit ever to Svalbard Global Seed Vault, seen to number of depositors. The deposit, planned for Tuesday the 25th of February, will be…

Date: 10.12.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants
Glass ampules containing seeds.

Deep inside an abandoned coal mine, in the permafrost of Svalbard, a black steel container safeguards sealed wooden boxes containing seeds. These seeds are part of an experiment dating back to 1986 after a backup of the Nordic seed collection was put here for safe storage as a kind of…

Date: 25.10.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault

This time of year, the last rays of sun give Svalbard a magical blue light. And both the Slovakian and Norwegian Ministers of Agriculture could enjoy it as they attended the first ever Slovakian seed deposit. The seeds from the Slovakian genebank were in good company as they were carried…

Date: 15.10.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Henryk Bujak, head of IHAR, signed the depositor’s agreement with NordGen director Lise Lykke Steffensen, acting on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry for Agriculture and Food.

The Polish flag next to the Norwegian ans Swedish, thick agreement papers and a room full of anticipation. As the head of the Polish Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) recently signed the depositor’s agreement, IHAR became institution number 77 to join the Svalbard Global Seed Vault depositors’ family. The…

Date: 27.03.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Mr Lerotholi Qhobela is the Senior Programme Officer of the Ex Situ Conservation at SPGRC.

Today, NordGen carried seeds into Svalbard Global Seed Vault deposited by the regional gene bank SPGRC in Zambia. The cooperation between the gene bank of Southern Africa and the Nordic countries has been long and fruitful. We are therefore happy to inform that SPGRC and its national centers all have…