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The NaNoHorse (Native Nordic Horse) project investigates genetic variation and relatedness within and between the Nordic horse breeds at a detailed DNA level. Previous information on relatedness within horse breeds is based on pedigrees or DNA data with few details...

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Within the NordFrost project, stakeholders will develop a regional action plan for Nordic cryopreservation activities. It will develop common procedures for cryopreservation by describing the existing best practices, but also mapping weaknesses so that they can be developed. In the...

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Hand som plockar björnbär. Gröna löv i bakgrunden.

Crop Wild Relatives

Project period 1: 2015 – 2016 Project period 2: 2017 – 2019 Project period 3: 2020 – 2024 A Crop Wild Relative (CWR) is a wild species that is closely related to a cultivated crop. It can for example include...

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3MC – Nordic Mountain Cattle

Project active: 1 November 2019 – 30 September 2022 Cattle breeds that have evolved in the harsh conditions of the Northern parts of the Nordic countries bear unique traits that have developed over centuries. Keeping Mountain cattle has a profound...

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Project period: 1 May 2018 – 31 December 2020 How does meat from a native breed taste compared to meat from other breeds? Are there any differences in texture, does the meat have other traits? Today, we’re lacking this kind...

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A Richer Agricultural Landscape

Cultivation of historical wheat species that are part of our cultural heritage favors biodiversity and provides a richer agricultural landscape. Einkorn and bucket wheat are historical wheat species that were previously grown on a large scale in Sweden. In recent...

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Farmer’s Pride

Plant genetic resources – our crop plants and their related wild species, and the genetic diversity they contain – are essential for our food, nutrition and economic security. In current times of global transformation, including the rapidly increasing human population...

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For the last three to four decades, Europe has imported 65% of its protein (about 35 million tonnes of soybean per year). China imported 74 million tonnes of soybean in 2014 (corresponding to 60% of world market trade), and since...

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Arctic peas – a potential protein source in the North

Low temperatures and long daylight hours in the Arctic require specific adaptation of future conceivable crops. Rising temperatures caused by climate change are very likely to enable the cultivation of previously unimaginable crops in these areas. An example of adaptable...

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Children learn about the origin of food through playing

Good eating habits are established early in life, and we can actively inspire children to taste new ingredients and foods by allowing them to be involved throughout the process, from growing to baking and cooking. When children participate, the foundation...

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