Date: 05.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Together we are stronger. Rarely has that phrase been as relevant as when private companies and public researchers cooperate in the field of pre-breeding. NordGen is acting as the secretariat of the project Public-Private Partnership for Pre-breeding (PPP). Through this project, small Nordic plant breeding companies manage to compete with…

Date: 27.03.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Mr Lerotholi Qhobela is the Senior Programme Officer of the Ex Situ Conservation at SPGRC.

Today, NordGen carried seeds into Svalbard Global Seed Vault deposited by the regional gene bank SPGRC in Zambia. The cooperation between the gene bank of Southern Africa and the Nordic countries has been long and fruitful. We are therefore happy to inform that SPGRC and its national centers all have…

Date: 01.03.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Sweet William of Skrape-Fina

From today, anyone living in the Nordic countries can order seeds from NordGen. By sowing, cultivating and harvesting our seeds, you contribute to preserving our common Nordic cultural heritage. And at the same time, you can enjoy vegetables, cereals and flowers not existing anywhere else. The webshop is open until…

Date: 22.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

Today, the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture presented a new report called “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”. Part of the report make somber reading but there are also many positive trends. The report underlines the importance of us now taking action…

Date: 20.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

In the enormous building in Rome containing the FAO headquarters, representatives from almost every country in the world are gathered this week to discuss international cooperation on genetic resources. NordGen participates in the meeting and also arranged a side event focusing on how to save threatened traditional breeds. It’s been…

Date: 12.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Now it’s time to apply for the NordGen Forest scholarship which is granted in cooperation with Nordic Forest Research, SNS. We need your application no later than this Friday, February 15. By applying, you have the chance to finance a study visit or field work for your research, participate in…