Category: Plants

FAO-meeting in Rome: NordGen argue that native breeds must be eaten in order to be saved


In the enormous building in Rome containing the FAO headquarters, representatives from almost every country in the world are gathered this week to discuss international cooperation on genetic resources. NordGen participates in the meeting and also arranged a side event...

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NordGen receives 10 million DKK

Today, it was decided that the Nordic countries will give NordGen an additional funding of 10 million DKK over five years. This investment is an important step towards securing that NordGen can fulfill its mission as the Nordic countries’ common...

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Concentrated NordGen staff attend intense GRIN-Global course

At NordGen, we often talk about our responsibility for this invaluable treasure – the genetic diversity of Nordic crops and its wild relatives. But we must also be aware that all our tens of thousands of seeds, kept in hundreds...

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Climate Change and Agriculture: “Invest more in plant breeding research and include gene banks”

A conference room with white walls in an anonymous office building in central Oslo may not be the first thing that comes to mind when the topic is climate change challenges for the agriculture. But today, plant breeders, researchers and...

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NordGen invites you to celebrate the holidays with a tasty kale salad

As most of our plants have entered hibernation, the rest of NordGen’s operations are also ready for a few days vacation. But first, we would like to share the recipe of a green kale salad, which suits very well as...

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COP24: Experts Urge World Leaders to Invest in Gene Banks

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...

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NordGen puts focus on genetic diversity 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...

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Plant a seed – and support NordGen

Here is your chance to make someone happy while supporting NordGen’s work and mission! For Christmas 2018 NordGen has launched a gift box with seeds from old vegetable varieties from the Nordic countries. Included in the gift is a donation...

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NordGen’s tour in Asia continues

After last week’s Thailand visit, NordGen is this week visiting gene banks in India. Our representatives have been at the national NBPGR in Dehli and the international ICRISAT in Hyderabad. These are centers with advanced capacities within conservation of seeds,...

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NordGen receives warm welcome when visiting gene bank in Thailand

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...

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