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Date: 06.09.2017 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

Ali Shehadeh is Rangeland and Pasture Germplasm Curator at ICARDA in Genetic Resources Section at ICARDA in Terbol, Lebanon, and travelled to Svalbard this week to assist NordGen staff in identifying seed boxes to be brought out of the Seed Vault and returned to ICARDA. — We are so happy that…

Date: 23.05.2017 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

Statement on Water Intrusion at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world’s backup for crop collections. It currently safeguards more than 930,000 different varieties. It has been reported that the Seed Vault has seen water intrusion due to melting permafrost. The Royal Ministry of…

Date: 09.05.2017 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

Ten seed boxes from, Canada and New Zealand respectively, containing 2713 seed samples, were deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the 8th of May. On May 1, 2017, Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC) shipped its fifth seed deposit to the Seed Vault, and already one week later…

Date: 09.03.2017 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

The so called NordGen 100 year experiment is located in the permafrost in the abandoned Coal Mine #3 outside Longyearbyen. Just recently, 30 years old test seeds of 30 crop species and varieties were taken out of the mine for analysis. Early in the 1980-ties cooperation on conservation of security…

Date: Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault, Global Seed Vault

Seed accessions from ICARDA that were taken out in September 2015 are back in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. On February 22nd, new fresh seeds multiplied at ICARDA units in Morocco and Lebanon were re-deposited, as were seeds from nine other gene banks In 2015, ICARDA became the first gene…