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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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Country name Country code Number of accessions Number of seeds Details
Botswana   BWA   1,220   911,240   [Details]
Brazil   BRA   14,991   7,995,883   [Details]
British Indian Ocean Territory   IOT   1   1,000   [Details]
British Virgin Islands   VGB   55   27,748   [Details]
Brunei   BRN   206   112,183   [Details]
Bulgaria   BGR   4,152   1,969,721   [Details]
Burkina Faso   BFA   3,116   3,708,099   [Details]
Burma (former)   BUR   955   437,868   [Details]
Burundi   BDI   1,245   2,259,388   [Details]
Cambodia   KHM   5,011   2,207,457   [Details]
Cameroon   CMR   5,104   5,759,075   [Details]
Canada   CAN   14,649   10,582,309   [Details]
Cape Verde   CPV   9   12,507   [Details]
Central African Republic   CAF   737   799,600   [Details]
Chad   TCD   804   728,825   [Details]
Chile   CHL   3,239   1,474,423   [Details]
China   CHN   28,617   12,919,438   [Details]
Colombia   COL   10,183   5,008,578   [Details]
Comoros   COM   1   153   [Details]
Congo, Democratic Republic of the   COD   592   193,266   [Details]
Congo, Republic of the   COG   85   64,463   [Details]
Cook Islands   COK   2   1,000   [Details]
Costa Rica   CRI   1,906   571,513   [Details]
Cote d'Ivoire   CIV   5,208   2,151,335   [Details]
Croatia   HRV   465   191,927   [Details]

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