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Date: 06.12.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants

Genetic diversity is a prerequisite for food production in climate change. From Katowice and the NordGen side event at COP24, experts urge on world leaders to prioritize the crucial work done by gene banks before it’s too late. Thor Gunnar Kofoed is born in Bornholm, a small island off the…

Date: 01.12.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants
NordGen event at COP24

NordGen will be present with a side-event in the Nordic Pavilion at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.   On 6 December under the theme Rethinking with Bioeconomy, NordGen arranges a talk that takes off in the extreme weather events in Scandinavia and Finland last summer. We discuss how genetic resources can…

Date: 09.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants

Last summer, representatives from two Thai gene banks visited NordGen in Alnarp. Now it’s our turn to visit them. The cooperation between NordGen and Thailand started in 2013. The aim is to, as part of the International cooperation between gene banks, exchange knowledge and experiences. But we are also to…

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…