Category: Svalbard Global Seed Vault

A group of people standing with their backs against the camera facing the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Seeds from All the Nordic and Baltic Countries are Now Backed-Up at Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Lithuania has sent its first shipment of seeds for backup in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

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New deposit in the Seed Vault – Important Crop Wild Relatives and “Arctic Pea” in NordGen’s boxes

Norweigan ministers participated in the February deposit at Svalbard Global Seed Vault when seed samples from nine genebanks were secured.

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NordGens frövalvskoordinator Åsmund Asdal placerar Lettlands låda på hyllan

Thousands of Seed Samples Secured in Svalbard Global Seed Vault – Two New Genebanks Among the 12 depositors

50 boxes with 14 011 seed samples were brought into Svalbard Global Seed Vault earlier this week. For the first time, seed samples from Serbia and Latvia is now secured in the Vault.

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Announcing Support to Back up Crop Collections in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Genebanks and other crop collection holders in low- and middle-income countries can now apply for grants to regenerate and back-up their crop diversity collections in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

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Lådor med fröprover förs in i frövalvet på Svalbard.

Over 30,000 Seed Samples from Seven Genebanks Secured in Svalbard Global Seed Vault

In the first week of June, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was opened and over 30,000 seed samples were introduced. Seven genebanks from five different continents participated in the deposit, which was the largest since February 2020.

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Wild strawberries with red berries and green leaves.

Seeds from Strawberries Safeguarded for the Future at Svalbard Global Seed Vault

In the first 2021 opening of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, NordGen deposited seeds from five different genebanks.

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NordGen Participates in UNEP Webinar about Food Security

From the 30th of November to the 2nd of December, NordGen will participate in an online event about agrobiodiversity and food security in times of COVID-19 and climate change. The meeting is open to the public.

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NordGen's Åsmund Asdal putting seed boxes from South Korea in place in the Seed Vault

Seeds from Eight Genebanks Safeguarded in October Deposit to the Seed Vault

Despite the pandemic, NordGen staff still go to Svalbard to safeguard the crop diversity stored in the world's genebanks. This time, almost 15 000 seed samples from three continents were deposited in the Seed Vault.

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Almost 3 000 Pea Samples from John Innes Centre Safeguarded in the Seed Vault

Due to the pandemic, several genebanks have been forced to postpone their deposits. But first-time depositor Germplasm Resources Unit at John Innes Centre has now secured their entire pea collection in Svalbard.

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault Commences Seed Experiment That Will Last for 100 years

How long can seeds stay alive? To improve this crucial knowledge, a new seed longevity experiment has started in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It will go on for a hundred years from now.

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