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Tuning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.

Fish heads and cutting residues from the fish processing companies, as well as landed substandard fish which may not be sold for human consumption, can be processed with higher quality and more sustainably than has been done so far. In particular, ensiling makes it possible to stabilise the secondar...

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ILVO takes first steps to map spread of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance through manure

Follow-up research looks at impact on crops and humans ILVO has developed a method that makes it possible to map the distribution of antibiotics via manure into the environment. With this method, 69 antibiotics can be detected at the same time, including difficult to detect colistin, an important m...

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Local malting barley grown in Flanders? ILVO and Brouwerij Huyghe start an agricultural experiment

ILVO and Brewery Huyghe from Melle have just signed a Collaboration Agreement on the local cultivation of barley for malting. This was done in the presence of Flemish Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Koen Van den Heuvel. For ILVO, barley is - after hops - the second brewery-related agricultu...

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Reduction of antibiotics (resistance) in European livestock production by a large-scale ' learning Network ' project DISARM. ILVO coordinates

In the recently-started Horizon2020 thematic network DISARM, European livestock farmers, veterinarians, consultants, researchers and industry from 9 countries are joining forces in the fight against excessive antibiotic use. In a wide range of practical cases, they seek the best (tried and tested) a...

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The ValgOrize project is launched! Research towards the valorization of seaweed and microalgae as food on the European market

Sustainably grown algal biomass can play a vital role in feeding the world by 2050. However, consumers in Europe are not used to eating seaweed and microalgae and food producers lack a reliable supply, which slows down innovation in the value chain. Twelve Belgian, Dutch, French and British partners...

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ILVO is again partner in a large-scale EU research project on Precision Agriculture: Horizon2020 Project “Smartagrihubs" has been launched.

With the HORIZON2020 Project SmartAgriHubs, Europe is investing in the further development and expansion of digital innovation hubs. These hubs serve as a platform for each actor in the Agri-food chain. The aim of this European project is to accelerate the digital transformation of sustainable preci...

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Matchmaking in the plant world?! Male infertility in celery via asymmetric protoplast fusion can increase breeders’ efficiency and stability.

For the first time cells of celery and carrot were fused with each other and grown into viable adult plants. Once mature, it is possible that these fused plants will no longer be able to self-pollinate via their own stamens. Only another celery plant will then be able to fertilize them. This opens i...

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ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS join forces with Peruvian farmers and researchers around potato TUNTAs

ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS guide a local Peruvian agricultural cooperative and university to optimize the semi-industrial production of their traditional tunas - white freeze-dried potatoes that play an important role in the daily diet of the local population. Due to climate change, the potato farmers ...

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What can stimulate the scale-up of agroforestry in Flanders?

Lieve Borremans exposes barriers and possible stimuli in a doctoral thesis

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The Innovation Support Center and ILVO are looking for examples of cooperation in agriculture, nutrition and rural development

EU Rural Innovation Contest launched by LIAISON - registration is possible until 15 March 2019 Wanted: initiatives from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in which farmers, researchers, consultants, entrepreneurs, civil society organizations, etc. join forces to effectively implement an innova...

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