Norway to allocate half a billion kroner to a program that will provide safer seeds and increase food security

Dag-Inge UlsteinPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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Over the next ten years, Norway will support the BOLD program, which aims to ensure better seeds and increase food security, with a framework of less than NOK 500 million.

“We are in the middle of a food crisis, while floods, droughts, and heat waves are getting worse all around the world,” Minister for Development Aid Dag-Inge Ulstein (KrF) stated in a press release.

“That is why Norway is now entering into a ten-year agreement with the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which will contribute to improved food security. In that way, vulnerable and small farmers will have an increased chance of getting good crops even in more extreme weather,” he said.

Through the BOLD program, the Global Crop Diversity Trust works to improve the genetic characteristics of seeds so that they can withstand more extreme weather.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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