As a Scientific Institute of the Government of Flanders, ILVO has the following mission:
ILVO is an independent scientific research institute of the Flemish Government working to promote sustainable agriculture, fisheries and agri-food in Flanders, Belgium, Europe and the world.
ILVO’s official vision is:
ILVO wishes to explore new and existing pathways of optimization and sustainability in a proactive, objective and honest way for the actors in the agricultural-fisheries and agro-food chain and for the broader rural environment.
ILVO seeks regular dialogue with policy, stakeholders and society and tries to play an exemplary role through its work.
The future vision text "ILVO’s Vision: 2020 and Beyond" highlights the organization's benchmarks and ambitions.