Journalists gather near the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway. Photo: Reuters Journalists gather near the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway. Photo: Reuters
Journalists gather near the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway. Photo: Reuters

‘The final back-up’: Arctic ‘doomsday’ vault that stores thousands of seeds damaged by climate change

The vault currently stores more than 880,000 seed samples from nearly every country in the world, including food staples such as maize, rice, wheat, cowpea and sorghum from Africa and Asia

Topic |   Climate change
Journalists gather near the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway. Photo: Reuters Journalists gather near the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway. Photo: Reuters
Journalists gather near the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway. Photo: Reuters
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