Category: Svalbard Global Seed Vault

First seeds from Slovakia deposited in the Svalbard twilight

This time of year, the last rays of sun give Svalbard a magical blue light. And both the Slovakian and Norwegian Ministers of Agriculture could enjoy it as they attended the first ever Slovakian seed deposit. The seeds from the...

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Poland ready to deposit seeds in Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Polish flag next to the Norwegian and Swedish flags, thick agreement papers and a room full of anticipation. As the head of the Polish Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) recently signed the depositor’s agreement, IHAR became institution number...

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NordGen signed memorandum of understanding with South Korea

This week, NordGen welcomed guests from Baekdudaegan National Arboretum in South Korea. The purpose of the visit was to initiate a collaboration and exchanging contacts with the institution which works with conserving diversity among wild plants. A rhododendron garden, swamp...

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Gene Bank Closely Linked to the Nordics Deposits in the Seed Vault

Today, NordGen carried seeds into Svalbard Global Seed Vault deposited by the regional gene bank SPGRC in Zambia. The cooperation between the gene bank of Southern Africa and the Nordic countries has been long and fruitful. We are therefore happy...

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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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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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Estonia celebrated its 100 Year Anniversary with first deposit to Svalbard Global Seed Vault

  The Estonian Crop Research Institute became the 76th gene bank institute to deposit seed samples in Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seeds were brought to Svalbard exactly on the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia. – A nice...

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault celebrated by representatives from all around the world

  They came from every corner of the world; Chile, The Philippines, Canada, Kenya, Germany, Colombia, Estonia and India. People of more than thirty different nationalities have devoted their lives to our future food security by working with plant genetic...

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One million seed samples safeguarded as Svalbard Global Seed Vault celebrates 10 years

During these ten first years of operation, NordGen has carried many seed samples from all around the world into safekeeping at Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Monday the 26th of February, 2018, marks the anniversary of the official inauguration in 2008...

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