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Seed Vault

Seeds from Eight Genebanks Safeguarded in October Deposit to the Seed Vault

Despite the pandemic, NordGen staff still regularly go to Svalbard to deposit seeds from the world’s genebanks in order to safeguard the crop diversity...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Commences Seed Experiment That Will Last 100 Years

The first experimental seed samples will be brought into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the 27th of August. These first test sets consist...

The Road to Svalbard

The Cherokee Nation made an unprecedented decision this fall: to deposit seeds into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It was late 2005 when the world...

Crop Trust’s 2017 Annual Report Summary

From bringing new deposits to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault; to supporting the 11 international genebanks of CGIAR; to organizing efforts in dozens of...

NordGen Deposits Own Seeds in Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The wheels on the wagon carrying the boxes with seeds rolls steadily on the frozen ground. Fredrik Olsson and Åsmund Asdal navigates skilfully through...