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Date: 01.03.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Röd borstnejlika.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to plan what you will sow in your garden or balcony this year. Would you like to use seeds that can’t be found anywhere else? Could we interest you in making a difference for the Nordic cultivated cultural heritage and help saving the biological…

Date: 06.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today’s agriculture has some fundamental challenges ahead. Climate change is already upon us, we’re amidst a global decline in biodiversity and have to produce enough food for a growing population. As Nordic experts on plant breeding met in Malmö this week, they tried to identify research areas in the field…

Date: 10.12.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants
Glass ampules containing seeds.

Deep inside an abandoned coal mine, in the permafrost of Svalbard, a black steel container safeguards sealed wooden boxes containing seeds. These seeds are part of an experiment dating back to 1986 after a backup of the Nordic seed collection was put here for safe storage as a kind of…

Date: 03.12.2019 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Plants

Biological diversity is a prerequisite for life on earth. NordGen’s mission is to conserve this diversity and prevent that genetic diversity important for our food production disappears. Now, you have the opportunity to help us! By buying a gift box containing vegetable seeds that are a part of the Nordic…

Date: 14.11.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

This week, representatives of NordGen are in Rome to participate in the international cooperation for plant genetic resources. Delegates and observers from 146 countries have traveled to FAO’s headquarter to discuss different matters. Among other things, the agenda included the issue of a new prescription system for those using genetic…

Date: 10.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
The biosphere area Vattenriket Kristianstad is a hot spot for crop wild relatives.

In a time when several international reports have risen concern for the fact that biological diversity is decreasing at unprecedented speed, the Nordic countries need to do much more to protect wild plant species closely related to our cultivated crops. Today, experts from several authorities, such as the Swedish Board…