Future Challenges for Plant Breeding and the Need for Plant Genetic Resources in Focus as NordGen Arranged PPP Conference

During two days, researchers and professionals working with genetic resources and plant breeding gather for a knowledge exchange within a Nordic context.

Ett hav av cikoriablommor med en humla.

NordGen Coordinates Project on Joint Nordic View on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources

Right now, world leaders are gathering in Montreal to reach an agreement on how to stop the biodiversity loss. NordGen is currently leading a project which will gather the Nordic view on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.

Photo of the Greenlandic Arboretum

Apply for the Forest Scholarship From NordGen and SNS – Read About This Year’s Scholarships Holders

Now it is time to apply for the annual forest scholarship, the deadline for submitting applications is February 15 2023.

Hjörtur Þorbjörnsson på plats i Skaftafell, ett av områdena som inventerades i Vatnajökulls nationalpark. Foto: Magnus Göransson.

Crop Wild Relatives Are Important for Food Security – Inventories Contribute to Conservation of Plant Species in the Nordic Region

Inventory reports from Iceland and Sweden gives an indication of the current status of the crop wild relatives and describes some of the threats they may face.

Samling av bönor i olika färg och form på rad.

Citizen Science Important Ingredient in EU Project for Increased Use of Plant Based Protein Sources

Soon, NordGen will have access to more information about the bean collection thanks to the EU project INCREASE, which is also inviting the public to participate in the research.

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Seed Vault exterior to the right and the mountains in the background, People standing in front of the Seed Vault.

Advisory Panel to the Seed Vault Meet at Svalbard as Seeds from 14 Genebanks in Five Continents are Being Deposited

This week, NordGen carries 45 000 seeds from 14 of the world's genebanks into the Seed Vault. The International Advisory Panel to the Seed Vault is also convening.

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Unique Collaboration Brings Academia and Private Actors Together to Improve the Nordic Potato Breeding

More than 300 potato varieties are part of the SustainPotato project, which aims to develop more robust and competitive Nordic potato varieties.

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