The Ministry of Agriculture and Food, on behalf of Norway, recently contributed NOK 683,000 to a Benefit Sharing Fund that has been created under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA). The fund has been created to stimulate the preservation and development of plant genetic resources among individual farmers, especially in developing countries.
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is established in the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard, is designed to store duplicates of seeds.
The Food Chain Committee's power analysis, “Food, power and powerless – on the relative strengths in the food value chain,” shows that over time, the major food retail chains have increased their power relative to the other links in the value chain.
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