Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

According to Swedish tradition, the one who picks seven kinds of flowers and climbs over seven fences in the bright midsummers night will dream about their future spouse. But let’s update this tradition. Instead of picking the flowers, take a picture of them with your mobile and share it! This…

Date: 20.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Preserving genetic resources is not a one-man-show. Although NordGen focuses on the Nordic countries, the biological inheritance we leave to future generations is a global matter, involving all the countries in the world. Today, UN representative Kent Nnadozie visits NordGen’s head office in Alnarp to discuss our further collaboration. Kent…

Date: 08.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today, business and academia gather at NordGen’s head office in Alnarp to network with others working with sustainable development and learn more about our mission. Green Innovation Park is an initiative gathering people, business and academia to facilitate an exchange of ideas among those working at SLU Campus in Alnarp….

Date: 31.05.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

NordGen is this week participating in the 10th World Potato Congress in Peru. The congress of 2018 is held in Cusco – the origin of the world’s potato. The theme of the congress is “Biodiversity, Food Security, and Business” and it includes a visit to a potato farm cultivating 1400…

Date: 26.05.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur

The Faroese horse is one of the world’s most endangered horse breeds. Today, only 85 individuals remain but a vigorous work is taking place to save this strong, stubborn breed which visually is quite similar to the Islandic horse.   The farm Signabøgarður lies beautifully close to a fiord in…

Date: 22.05.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Just about when the earliest potatoes were harvested in Sweden, it was decided that NordGen will be able to expand its potato collection. In a new project, financed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture, a dozen older potato varieties will be virus cleaned. This enables us to preserve them for…