Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Åslaug Haga –new Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity

Ms Åslaug Haga will be the successor of Cary Fowler as the new Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

 

Logo Svalbard Globale Seed Vault


Ms Åslaug Haga

Ms Åslaug Haga. (Photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn/Scanpix)

 

The Global Crop Diversity Trust is an important partner for the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food in it’s operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

- I wish to congratulate Ms Haga with this important position and look forward to continued good cooperation with the Trust, says The Norwegian minister of Agriculture and Food Trygve Slagsvold Vedum.  

Åslaug Haga has previously held three ministerial positions in Norway: Minister of Cultural Affairs from 1999-2000, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development from 2005-2007, and Minister of Petroleum and Energy from 2007-2008. She was Chairman of the Centre Party from 2003-2008. 

Assists developing countries
The Global Crop Diversity Trust contributes to the high international profile of the Seed Vault and provides annual contributions to its operations. The Trust also assists developing countries and international organizations to multiply and safeguard their seed collections, including by supporting the shipments of seed duplicates to the Svalbard global Seed Vault. Global Crop Diversity Trust is also part of the global network for the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

Ms Haga was in 2010 appointed to the Trust board of the Governing Body of the International Treaty and has from her service in its Board been well familiar with their work. The Global Crop Diversity Trust is an independent, international foundation for the protection of plant genetic diversity in agriculture. The Trust is financed by contributions from a number of NGOs and  governments including from Norway. Among other things, they have received support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault. (Photo: Simon Jeppson)
 
The Seeds inside The Vault.
The Seeds inside The Vault. (Photo: Mari Tefre/Svalbard Globale Seed Vault)
 

Related news

Latest news

Hatteland Display Releases New Large Format 4K Screen

Hatteland Display Releases New Large Format 4K Screen for ECDIS and Bridge System Applications. The new 32” Ultra High Definition model enables multi-application data to be viewed clearly from a single operator station.

Deck Equipment Contract for Palfinger Marine

PALFINGER MARINE has signed a contract with Simek in Norway to deliver the complete winch package onboard their newbuilding 134, a longliner vessel.

New contract: Windcat 41 - no 17 in the Servogear series

Servogear announces the signing of a new contract with Windcat Workboats BV for the delivery of Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP)  for their new vessel Windcat 41. 

Seacat Enterprise to be launched January 12th

Seacat Services, is preparing to launch its first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), Seacat Enterprise at January 12th.

57 million NOK for innovation to combat poverty

Brunvoll acquires Scana Propulsion

Brunvoll AS has signed an agreement with Incus Investor ASA to acquire all the shares in Scana Propulsion AS, including subsidiaries Scana Volda AS and Scana Mar-El AS in Norway and three sales companies located in the Uni...

Norsafe Signs Contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

On Wednesday 21st December, Norsafe signed yet another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats.

A Unique Second-generation Tomograph is Developed

A new gamma-ray tomograph designed to image up to 4” diameter pipes, is developed by CMR Prototech for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Canada.

Sohome launches a new website

Sohome has launched a new website that makes it easier to find key information.