Date: 19.12.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Kale salad

As most of our plants have entered hibernation, the rest of NordGen’s operations are also ready for a few days vacation. But first, we would like to share the recipe of a green kale salad, which suits very well as a christmas dish. Are you perhaps one of the lucky…

Date: 13.12.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

When Johanna Carlsson recieved a scholarship from NordGen and SNS she went to Germany and learnt more about forest plant propagation with alternative methods. Now, you have the chance to do something similar. Apply for a forest scholarship before the 15th of February.   Usually, a tree starts growing after a…

Date: 06.12.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants

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 Kofoed is born in Bornholm, a small island off the…

Date: 01.12.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants
NordGen event 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 and Finland last summer. We discuss how genetic resources can…

Date: 30.11.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Plants, Plants
Gaveæske på finsk

Here is your chance to make someone happy while supporting NordGen’s work and mission! For Christmas 2018 NordGen has launched a gift box with seeds from old vegetable varieties from the Nordic countries. Included in the gift is a donation to NordGen’s work with conservation and sustainable use of plants…

Date: Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals

People working with dogs, pigs, chicken, cattle and horses from all the Nordic countries as well as Estonia, Latvia, Germany and Switzerland gathered this Friday in Espoo, Finland, to learn more about genomic selection in small populations. The NordGen workshop was preceded by a field trip to Ahlmans Vocational College,…