The Flemish Government has given ILVO the following mission:
ILVO is an independent scientific research institute and service organization of the Flemish Government that helps to promote sustainable agriculture, fisheries and agri-food in Flanders, Belgium, Europe and the world.
ILVO’s official vision is:
ILVO works for the actors in the agriculture, fisheries and agri-food chain and for the broader rural environment by studying new and existing processes of optimization and sustainability with integrity and in proactive and objective way.
ILVO engages in dialogue with policy, stakeholders and society on a regular basis and strives to uphold an exemplary function.
The vision document "ILVO’s Vision: 2020 and Beyond" presents the benchmarks and ambitions of the organization.