Date: 15.10.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Henryk Bujak, head of IHAR, signed the depositor’s agreement with NordGen director Lise Lykke Steffensen, acting on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry for Agriculture and Food.

The Polish flag next to the Norwegian ans Swedish, thick agreement papers and a room full of anticipation. As the head of the Polish Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) recently signed the depositor’s agreement, IHAR became institution number 77 to join the Svalbard Global Seed Vault depositors’ family. The…

Date: 04.10.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Northern Finncattle

NordGen has, along with several different partners, been given means to collect and distribute knowledge of Northern mountain cattle breeds in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Local entrepreneurs are key actors in the project. The purpose is, among other things, to increase the understanding of the connection between our cultural history…

Date: 19.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Outside the conference room, steam is rising from the hot springs in the barren landscape. The forest might seem distant but in this room it’s central. The discussions and lectures are all about the future forests. At NordGen Forest’s conference in Iceland, the theme of the year concerns early detection…

Date: 16.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
The Norwegian University for Life Science, NMBU, in Ås.

Today, NordGen Farm Animals is relocating to the Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU) in Ås. The new location will provide an even closer connection to the research taking place within genetic resources of the Nordic farm animals. NMBU is situated only a stone’s throw away from NordGen Farm Animal’s…

Date: 10.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
The biosphere area Vattenriket Kristianstad is a hot spot for crop wild relatives.

In a time when several international reports have risen concern for the fact that biological diversity is decreasing at unprecedented speed, the Nordic countries need to do much more to protect wild plant species closely related to our cultivated crops. Today, experts from several authorities, such as the Swedish Board…

Date: 04.09.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Johan Axelsson showing Minister Jennie Nilsson how to manually tresh carrot seeds.

How hard can it be to use a manual tresher? And what is the connection between NordGen and a well-know juice? Well, the Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs knows. Today, she made a quick visit to NordGen and we got the opportunity to tell her a little bit more about…