Date: 08.01.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Black- and white Faroese horse standing on a green hill slope

Recently, a Nordic-Baltic network for native horse breeds met for the first time in a workshop arranged by NordGen in Oslo. The purpose of the network is to exchange knowledge and support the efforts done for safeguarding the native horse breeds in the different countries and promote a sustainable use…

Date: 18.12.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest, Husdjur, Plants
Rowan-berries covered in frost

33 000 seed samples rest safely in our freezers. Now, the NordGen staff takes the opportunity to also have some well deserved rest during the holidays. This means that we, from the 20th of December until the 7th of January, will notbe able to handle seed orders in SESTO. Those…

Date: 17.12.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest
Spruce branch in front of conifer forest

Are you working or studying within forestry? Do you have an idea for a workshop, or do you need funding for participating in a seminar? Perhaps you would like to visit a colleague to learn more about your field of work? If you do, don’t miss out on the opportunity…

Date: 12.12.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Matti Leino giving a lecture.

Today is a day of festivities for all those who, in one way or the other, have been involved in the Nordic cooperation on plant genetic resources. This year, it’s namely 40 year since the Nordic Genebank was established. The day is celebrated with lectures, a book release, film screening…

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…