Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Safeguarding Seeds for the Future
We offer safe, free and long-term storage of seed duplicates from all genebanks and nations participating in the global community’s joint effort to ensure the world’s future food supply.
Securing the foundation of our food supply at -18° Celsius
The Institute of BioResources fra Italy is depositing seeds for the first time!Photo: NordGen/ Svalbard Global Seed Vault
15-year-olds in Svalbard celebrates the “15 year old” Svalbard Global Seed Vault on 28 February 2023
More than 1.2 million seed samples of agricultural and food plants have been stored inside the mountain halls in Svalbard since 2008.Photo: Photo: Ragnhild Utne/Management Consultant
After 15- Years: Aiming to Secure Seeds Representing Every Important Crop Variety Available in the World Today
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault houses – the largest biodiversity collection in the world.
The Norwegian government invites gene banks holding long-term and sustainable seed collections to deposit duplicates of their seed samples in Svalbard Global Seed Vault free of charge.
For the General Public
The Seed Vault often receives offers for seed donations and also offers of voluntary seed collecting and for voluntary work in different supporting projects. Yes, individuals can help.