Date: 08.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

One variety has been cultivated and inherited by at least three generations. Another is called Janne. Swedes of different kinds have been a crucial part of the Nordic kitchen for centuries. But not anymore. Though, among certain enthusiasts, the love of the swede lives on. Kålrotsakademin tried to spread the…

Date: 25.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur

This September, the members of NordGen’s council for farm animal genetic resources met in Reykjavik to exchange perspectives from the different Nordic countries. The NordGen Council for Farm Animal Genetic Resources gives NordGen advice on different matters concerning our operations. The council meets twice a year, and the Nordic countries…

Date: 24.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Icelandic Cattle

Are you interested in animal genetic resources? Do you want to know more about how breeding of small populations is done in the best possible way? Register for NordGen Farm Animal’s workshop on genomic selection, held in Espoo, Finland, on November 30, 2018! The workshop has the title: What, how and…

Date: 19.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today, the following debate article was published in Sydsvenska Dagbladet.   The article is published at Sydsvenskan. Read it here. The entire text can also be found here. September 19, 2018 NordGen: Our genetic resources are crucial for our future food production.   Today, the Nordic Food- and Agricultural ministers…

Date: 18.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

If you see a shadowlike figure lurking about the trees in a seed orchard you are not (necessarily) to worry. The figure might be working with increasing the seed yield. This was one of many interesting pieces of information given at NordGen Forest’s annual conference. With a marvelous view to…

Date: 11.09.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Plants

Friday 7th September 2018, NordGen marked its 10 years anniversary with a celebration focusing on the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of Nordic genetic resources.   With a program that featured great talks, Nordic songs, guided tours in NordGen’s seed lab and stalls in the greenhouse with live…