Date: 01.03.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Sweet William of Skrape-Fina

From today, anyone living in the Nordic countries can order seeds from NordGen. By sowing, cultivating and harvesting our seeds, you contribute to preserving our common Nordic cultural heritage. And at the same time, you can enjoy vegetables, cereals and flowers not existing anywhere else. The webshop is open until…

Date: 22.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

Today, the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture presented a new report called “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”. Part of the report make somber reading but there are also many positive trends. The report underlines the importance of us now taking action…

Date: 20.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

In the enormous building in Rome containing the FAO headquarters, representatives from almost every country in the world are gathered this week to discuss international cooperation on genetic resources. NordGen participates in the meeting and also arranged a side event focusing on how to save threatened traditional breeds. It’s been…

Date: 12.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Now it’s time to apply for the NordGen Forest scholarship which is granted in cooperation with Nordic Forest Research, SNS. We need your application no later than this Friday, February 15. By applying, you have the chance to finance a study visit or field work for your research, participate in…

Date: 07.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
NordGen får 10 miljoner DKK över fem år

Today, it was decided that the Nordic countries will give NordGen an additional funding of 10 million DKK over five years. This investment is an important step towards securing that NordGen can fulfill its mission as the Nordic countries’ common gene bank and knowledge center for genetic resources. During several…

Date: 01.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

At NordGen, we often talk about our responsibility for this invaluable treasure – the genetic diversity of Nordic crops and its wild relatives. But we must also be aware that all our tens of thousands of seeds, kept in hundreds of freezers, would become worthless without the information that belongs…