Date: 09.03.2018 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

  The Estonian Crop Research Institute became the 76th gene bank institute to deposit seed samples in Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seeds were brought to Svalbard exactly on the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia. – A nice part of our country’s celebration activities, says Külli Annamaa, head…

Date: 28.02.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault

  They came from every corner of the world; Chile, The Philippines, Canada, Kenya, Germany, Colombia, Estonia and India. People of more than thirty different nationalities have devoted their lives to our future food security by working with plant genetic resources. They all went to Longyearbyen and Svalbard to participate…

Date: 23.02.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault

During these ten first years of operation, NordGen has carried many seed samples from all around the world into safekeeping at Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Monday the 26th of February, 2018, marks the anniversary of the official inauguration in 2008 and it coincides with the number of seed samples in…

Date: 29.01.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

  Did you know that the jay can be used for planting oak trees? And that one of the greatest threats against the young plants is elk and roe deer? These are a few of the insights after a workshop arranged with funding from the NordGen and SNS forest scholarship. ….

Date: 20.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

As a forester, you work with a long term production cycle. The tree you plant today will probably not be harvested for many decades to come. In this respect, seed quality is of immence importance. OECD (Organisation for EconomiC Co-operation and Development) tells more in this video.     NordGen…

Date: 15.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Do you want to participate in, or arrange a forest workshop? Are you dreaming about a special study visit but never had the opportunity? Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and NordGen now open up for applications to scholarships for young students or professionals working with forest management.   The scholarship seeks…