Category: Svalbard Global Seed Vault

ICARDA seeds in and out on the same day

Ali Shehadeh is Rangeland and Pasture Germplasm Curator at ICARDA in Genetic Resources Section at ICARDA in Terbol, Lebanon, and travelled to Svalbard this week to assist NordGen staff in identifying seed boxes to be brought out of the Seed Vault...

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All seeds are safe

Statement on Water Intrusion at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world’s backup for crop collections. It currently safeguards more than 930,000 different varieties. It has been reported that the Seed Vault has seen...

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New seed deposits from Canada and New Zealand

Ten seed boxes from, Canada and New Zealand respectively, containing 2713 seed samples, were deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the 8th of May. On May 1, 2017, Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC) shipped its fifth seed...

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Seeds from Aleppo back in the Seed Vault

Seed accessions from ICARDA that were taken out in September 2015 are back in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. On February 22nd, new fresh seeds multiplied at ICARDA units in Morocco and Lebanon were re-deposited, as were seeds from nine...

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Seed germination tested after 30 years in permafrost

The so called NordGen 100 year experiment is located in the permafrost in the abandoned Coal Mine #3 outside Longyearbyen. Just recently, 30 years old test seeds of 30 crop species and varieties were taken out of the mine for...

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