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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, entrance
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault ( provides a safe backup of seeds on food crops conserved by seedbanks worldwide. This picture is from the day after the opening. Photo by Dag Terje Filip Endresen

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This page allows you to do basic searches regarding the material to be stored in the Seed Vault.

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SGSV metadata by country. The country names are harmonized according to the ISO 3166 standard codes and names.

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    Total 249 hits or records,  record 1 to 25 displayed   arrow right Next page 

Country name Country code Number of accessions Number of seeds Details
Afghanistan   AFG   6,800   3,727,272   [Details]
Albania   SOM   9   2,250   [Details]
Albania   ALB   3,204   945,555   [Details]
Algeria   DZA   3,860   2,206,406   [Details]
American Samoa   ASM   10   2,900   [Details]
Andorra   AND   1       [Details]
Angola   AGO   422   210,003   [Details]
Antigua and Barbuda   ATG   99   69,550   [Details]
Argentina   ARG   5,645   2,682,748   [Details]
Armenia   ARM   1,251   680,777   [Details]
Australia   AUS   10,291   3,551,814   [Details]
Austria   AUT   2,520   1,339,578   [Details]
Azerbaijan   AZE   3,830   1,659,465   [Details]
Bahamas   BHS   11   3,864   [Details]
Bahrain   BHR   4   3,059   [Details]
Bangladesh   BGD   8,393   3,969,171   [Details]
Barbados   BRB   59   24,298   [Details]
Belarus   BLR   686   498,853   [Details]
Belgium   BEL   654   276,975   [Details]
Belize   BLZ   294   182,367   [Details]
Benin   BEN   1,277   649,674   [Details]
Bermuda   BMU   2   200   [Details]
Bhutan   BTN   609   335,647   [Details]
Bolivia   BOL   3,951   1,196,737   [Details]
Bosnia and Herzegovina   BIH   1,172   525,676   [Details]

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