Eastern finncattle on pasture

NordGen in Cooperation on Pastures – Native Breeds a Great Asset

In February, a match making webinar was organized for those interested in grazing. One of the participants at the webinar was Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds.

Vild skogsklöver från NordGens samling med ursprung från Grevie backar i Skåne.

Network for in situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources in Focus During European Conference

The importance of creating a European network for in situ conservation of plant genetic resources was discussed during the conference "Ensuring Diversity for Food and Agriculture".

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Wide audience in comprehensive webinar about farm animal genetic resources

A wide range of topics were covered when the NordFrost network recently arranged the webinar "Why gene banking". Six lecturers gave presentations and group discussions ended the the three-hour digital event.

Testbröden som bakades i NordGens studie av enkorn och emmervete.

Good Baking Properties and Protein Content in NordGen’s Einkorn and Emmer Wheat

A recently completed study shows that einkorn and emmer wheat from NordGen's collection are well suited for bread baking. The old wheat species also had higher protein content than in ordinary quality wheat that is usually used for baking.

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Here is the program for next week’s webinar “Why gene banking”

The webinar "Why genebanking" takes place online on June 23. Read more about the interesting program and don't forget to register if you want to participate.

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Bilden visar vild gräslök från Norge som bevaras i NordGens samlingar.

The conference “Ensuring Diversity for Food and Agriculture” Is Now Open for Registration

Now it is possible to sign up for the conference "Ensuring Diversity for Food and Agriculture". The four day long online conference is arranged by the project Farmer's Pride in collaboration with EUCARPIA and ECPGR.

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Lådor med fröprover förs in i frövalvet på Svalbard.

Over 30,000 Seed Samples from Seven Genebanks Secured in Svalbard Global Seed Vault

In the first week of June, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was opened and over 30,000 seed samples were introduced. Seven genebanks from five different continents participated in the deposit, which was the largest since February 2020.

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