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Date: 09.03.2018 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

  The Estonian Crop Research Institute became the 76th gene bank institute to deposit seed samples in Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seeds were brought to Svalbard exactly on the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia. – A nice part of our country’s celebration activities, says Külli Annamaa, head…

Date: 28.02.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault

  They came from every corner of the world; Chile, The Philippines, Canada, Kenya, Germany, Colombia, Estonia and India. People of more than thirty different nationalities have devoted their lives to our future food security by working with plant genetic resources. They all went to Longyearbyen and Svalbard to participate…

Date: 23.02.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault

During these ten first years of operation, NordGen has carried many seed samples from all around the world into safekeeping at Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Monday the 26th of February, 2018, marks the anniversary of the official inauguration in 2008 and it coincides with the number of seed samples in…

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…