Linn Borgen Nilsen

Head of Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre

(+47) 413 88 502

Ås O43

Visiting address
Oluf Thesens vei 43, 1433 Ås


Plant genetic resources form the biological basis for all plant-based agricultural production. In the genetic diversity lie opportunities to adjust, improve and adapt the crop production to current or future needs. In addition, the diversity of species and varieties in Norwegian agriculture represents an important part of our cultural heritage. Conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources is a global concern and FAO has established a global action plan that highlights priorities for conservation and use of plant genetic diversity at national level. This report points to results, trends and challenges within this field in Norway and is the Norwegian contribution to the FAO report "Third State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources" (expected 2023).