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NordGen participated in the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture this week. The meeting took place at FAO's head quarter in Rome.
The presentations included topics as the impact of climate change on crop wild relatives and successful examples from plant breeders.
The project focuses on 4500 protein crops from the Nordic seed collection, such as peas, beans, lentils, and clover, that will be genotyped and phenotyped.
NordGen was attending the annual summer meeting of the Nordic ministers for forestry, agriculture, fisheries and food. Among other things, the ministers were informed about a new report on access and rights to genetic resources.
A wide diversity of landraces is important for Nordic agriculture to be able to adapt to future, yet unknown, challenges.
To gain more knowledge about the cultivation traits of the Nordic oat varieties, NordGen collaborates with several actors in an ongoing project.
NordGen coordinated emergency support to the genebank in Charkiv when the war started. Now, the entire collection has been successfully moved to a safe location.
This summer, 20 cut flower varieties from NordGen will be test cultivated in four Nordic countries.
During the Vault's first 15 years, backup copies of more than 1.2 million seed samples from almost 100 different genebanks have been secured in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
During two days, researchers and professionals working with genetic resources and plant breeding gather for a knowledge exchange within a Nordic context.