Category: Plants

Future Challenges for Plant Breeding and the Need for Plant Genetic Resources in Focus as NordGen Arranged PPP Conference

During two days, researchers and professionals working with genetic resources and plant breeding gather for a knowledge exchange within a Nordic context.

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Ett hav av cikoriablommor med en humla.

NordGen Coordinates Project on Joint Nordic View on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources

Right now, world leaders are gathering in Montreal to reach an agreement on how to stop the biodiversity loss. NordGen is currently leading a project which will gather the Nordic view on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.

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Hjörtur Þorbjörnsson på plats i Skaftafell, ett av områdena som inventerades i Vatnajökulls nationalpark. Foto: Magnus Göransson.

Crop Wild Relatives Are Important for Food Security – Inventories Contribute to Conservation of Plant Species in the Nordic Region

Inventory reports from Iceland and Sweden gives an indication of the current status of the crop wild relatives and describes some of the threats they may face.

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Samling av bönor i olika färg och form på rad.

Citizen Science Important Ingredient in EU Project for Increased Use of Plant Based Protein Sources

Soon, NordGen will have access to more information about the bean collection thanks to the EU project INCREASE, which is also inviting the public to participate in the research.

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Unique Collaboration Brings Academia and Private Actors Together to Improve the Nordic Potato Breeding

More than 300 potato varieties are part of the SustainPotato project, which aims to develop more robust and competitive Nordic potato varieties.

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Group of people sitting in multiple rows with a international meeting. Big screens showing the chart and secretariat of the meeting who is sitting in front of the other participants.

NordGen Participates in International Session on Plant Genetic Resources

Representatives from NordGen are currently in India participating in the Governing Body session of the International Plant Treaty. Important but complex issues are at the agenda.

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Planning your summer vacation? Don’t miss out on the Nordic Outdoor Exhibitions about Crop Wild Relatives

During the summer, the exhibition is on display on several locations in the Nordic

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Green trees framing a stony beach, a cold sea and snow-covered mountains.

NordGen participated in Tromsø meeting where Nordic ministers discussed food, agriculture, and resilience

The midnight sun was shining on the partly snow-covered mountains as ten Nordic ministers gathered in Tromsø today to discuss climate, resilience and preparedness.

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National Coordinators from 30 European Countries Meet in Sweden to Discuss Strategy for Plant Genetic Resources

On 7-9 June, the European network ECPGR will meet at NordGen, one of its partners, to discuss the implementation of the strategy.

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Potato Backup Inaugurated – Varieties Important for Future Agriculture Safeguarded in Tyrnävä.

The Backup of the Nordic potato collection was recently inaugurated by the Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

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