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FNC representatives visit the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard

March, 2017

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FNC representatives visit the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard

Seeking to preserve the world’s coffee collections and guarantee viability of coffee production in the future, the FNC was invited to participate in this initiative by providing Arabica coffee from the International Coffee Collections held in Cenicafé.


Bogota, March 1 2017 (FNC Press Office) – Because of its contributions to the global coffee industry, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) was invited to visit the Global Seed Vault.

Located in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, 980 km off the North Pole, the vault seeks to guarantee conservation and availability of a wide variety of crops as a way to contribute to global food security in the future.

Hernando Duque, Chief Technical Officer of the FNC, and Juan Esteban Orduz, director of the FNC branch in the United States, visited the vault in representation of the FNC.

The Global Seed Vault seeks to conserve seeds of the world’s different types of crops as a shielding mechanism against their potential loss if a world catastrophe were to occur.

To guarantee the conservation of seeds, the vault was located and built on a remote site, whose natural conditions would ensure this preservation; hence the selection of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.

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