NordGen ten years

SNS had the great honor to participate in the ten year anniversary of NordGen – a celebration of the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of Nordic genetic resources.


Mimmi Blomquist, secretary, and Johanna Witzell, researcher in a SNS network, represented and presented SNS and our activities.

Johanna Witzell, SNS researcher at SLU in Sweden, and Kersti Backebø Fjellstad in conversation.

Which carrot tastes best?

Some of NordGens best gathered.

150 people participated in the celebrations. A lot of conversations were held, guided tours in NordGen’s seed lab were made and talks were heard.

Peas and potatoes from the Nordics presented.


The guests were offered a stunning lunch buffet with ingredients from NordGen’s seed store. In the afternoon a big table were covered with cakes from all the Nordic countries.

There was an interest in Nordic animals.

NordGen Forest competition: recognize different parts of ten tree species.

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