PRESIDENT NANA ADDO VISIT TO SVALBARD SEED DEPOSIT VAULT IN PICTURES

The Svalbard seed vault is an attempt to ensure against the loss of seeds in other gene-banks during large-scale regional or global crises.



On 25th February, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the invitation of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg visited Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago situated between continental Norway and the North Pole, to witness the deposit of some 60,000 new seed samples into the Svalbard Seed Vault.


The Svalbard seed vault is an attempt to ensure against the loss of seeds in other gene-banks during large-scale regional or global crises.


Tuesday's deposit is the first big deposit to the Arctic facility since its upgrade, to future-proof it against climate change, taking the total number of seeds in the vault to more than a million.







Credit to Source: Wentitrel News

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