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  • Potato seed deposit at Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    26/08/2015 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Delegations from Peru and Costa Rica will deposit potato seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week. State Secretary Hanne Maren Blaafjelldal participates at the seed deposit together with, among others, Costa Rica's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, mr Arauz Cavallini, and the Director-General of FAO, mr José Graziano da Silva.

  • Forest seed destined for Svalbard

    26/02/2015 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    For the first time forest tree seeds are officially deposited and stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Sylvi Listhaug together with her Swedish and Danish colleagues Sven-Erik Bucht and Dan Jørgensen, carried the first boxes of Nordic forest tree seeds in to the vault today. This is an important contribution to the conservation of genetic resources.

  • 20,000 new seed samples deposited in Svalbard

    27/02/2014 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    A new shipment of seeds from food plants has been deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term storage. The shipment, that was transported to the seed vault in Longyearbyen this week, contains 20,000 seed samples from Japan, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and the USA.

  • Norwegian contribution to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture's Benefit-Sharing Fund

    06/02/2014 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Norway is paying close to NOK 700,000 to the International Plant Treaty's Benefit-Sharing Fund. This corresponds to 0.1 per cent of the value of the trade in seed products in agriculture in Norway in 2013, and is an annual contribution from Norwegian agriculture toward the efforts of farmers in developing countries to safeguard plant diversity.