O banca globala de seminte a fost construita in Arhipelagul Svalbard, insula Spitsbergen, la jumatatea distantei dintre Norvegia continentala si Polul  Nord. Finantata integral de Guvernul Norvegiei, citadela a fost construita in munte, incepand cu anul 2008. Este cea mai mare banca de seminte dintre cele aproximativ 1.700 existente pe glob.

THE NEED

Worldwide, more than 1,700 genebanks hold collections of food crops for safekeeping, yet many of these are vulnerable, exposed not only to natural catastrophes and war, but also to avoidable disasters, such as lack of funding or poor management. Something as mundane as a poorly functioning freezer can ruin an entire collection. And the loss of a crop variety is as irreversible as the extinction of a dinosaur, animal or any form of life.

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