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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.

The Global Seedvault (01:21)

For Depositors

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. 

NordGen staff labelling seed boxes from ICARDA