Category: Svalbard Global Seed Vault

White reindeer standing in the snow looking into the camera.

Largest number of new genebanks depositing seeds to the Seed Vault since its opening

It’s the blue season at Svalbard. The sun is not yet over the horizon but sheds its magical light on the barren mountains, where the peculiar looking Svalbard reindeers search for food under the snow. Little do they know that...

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Four New Genebanks Deposited Seeds for the First Time as the Seed Vault’s 15th Anniversary Was Marked

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.

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Seed Vault exterior to the right and the mountains in the background, People standing in front of the Seed Vault.

Advisory Panel to the Seed Vault Meet at Svalbard as Seeds from 14 Genebanks in Five Continents are Being Deposited

This week, NordGen carries 45 000 seeds from 14 of the world's genebanks into the Seed Vault. The International Advisory Panel to the Seed Vault is also convening.

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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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Green sketch with UNEP:s logo and information about the event which can be read also in the text.

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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