Date: 17.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Lina Siscos Bird Egg

More than 150 years ago, a woman travelled in a covered carriage towards Missouri. A bean variety joined her on the journey. Now, a few days before Easter, we can offer hobby growers this very bean variety through our webshop. The woman in the carriage was Lina Sisco’s grandmother. Lina,…

Date: 09.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today, Anna Palmé at NordGen is giving a presentation at a seminar on Crop Wild Relatives in Helsinki. Crop Wild Relatives are wild-growing plants that are closely linked genetically to the ones we cultivate. They are an important part of the puzzle when it comes to conserving plant genetic traits…

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…