Grethe Helene Evjen talks about the purpose of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault - dubbed the “Doomsday Vault.” The seed bank is located on a remote Norwegian island near the Arctic Ocean and is considered the ultimate safety net for the world’s seed collections, protecting them from a wide range of threats including war, natural disasters, lack of funding or simply poor agricultural management. The vault’s location deep inside a mountain in the frozen north ensures the seeds can be stored safely no matter what happens outside.
Grethe is interviewed by Lilou Mace.
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