Date: 07.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
NordGen får 10 miljoner DKK över fem år

Today, it was decided that the Nordic countries will give NordGen an additional funding of 10 million DKK over five years. This investment is an important step towards securing that NordGen can fulfill its mission as the Nordic countries’ common gene bank and knowledge center for genetic resources. During several…

Date: 01.02.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

At NordGen, we often talk about our responsibility for this invaluable treasure – the genetic diversity of Nordic crops and its wild relatives. But we must also be aware that all our tens of thousands of seeds, kept in hundreds of freezers, would become worthless without the information that belongs…

Date: 18.01.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

A conference room with white walls in an anonymous office building in central Oslo may not be the first thing that comes to mind when the topic is climate change challenges for the agriculture. But today, plant breeders, researchers and officials from the Nordic countries met in exactly such a…

Date: 19.12.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Kale salad

As most of our plants have entered hibernation, the rest of NordGen’s operations are also ready for a few days vacation. But first, we would like to share the recipe of a green kale salad, which suits very well as a christmas dish. Are you perhaps one of the lucky…

Date: 13.12.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

When Johanna Carlsson recieved a scholarship from NordGen and SNS she went to Germany and learnt more about forest plant propagation with alternative methods. Now, you have the chance to do something similar. Apply for a forest scholarship before the 15th of February.   Usually, a tree starts growing after a…

Date: 06.12.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants

Genetic diversity is a prerequisite for food production in climate change. From Katowice and the NordGen side event at COP24, experts urge on world leaders to prioritize the crucial work done by gene banks before it’s too late. Thor Gunnar Kofoed is born in Bornholm, a small island off the…