Date: 18.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: NordGen

This time of year, the first rays of sun are reaching the mountain tops surrounding Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The return of the light coincides with the largest seed deposit ever to Svalbard Global Seed Vault, seen to number of depositors. The deposit, planned for Tuesday the 25th of February, will be…

Date: 10.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

What do we need from the future tree? Are you interested in which raw materials we need to produce and how we will tackle climate change and genetic diversity? Then you should register for NordGen Forest’s thematic day in Uppsala, Sweden, on the 1st of April. Twice a year, NordGen…

Date: 06.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today’s agriculture has some fundamental challenges ahead. Climate change is already upon us, we’re amidst a global decline in biodiversity and have to produce enough food for a growing population. As Nordic experts on plant breeding met in Malmö this week, they tried to identify research areas in the field…

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…