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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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The Landing Obligation (Discard Ban) fully implemented starting in 2019

Beneficial effects on fish stocks only expected in the longer term and after correct implementation. The Landing Obligation, which went into effect in all European fisheries from 1 January 2019 is indeed capable of achieving its goal, namely that Europe’s fisheries resources will become heal...


Abstract submission for EAAP2019 is open

Please submit your abstract before March 1st!

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ILVO's Diagnosic Centre for Plants named the first European reference laboratory (EURL) for nematodes and bacteria

In addition to the National Reference Laboratory (NRL), the Diagnostic Centre for Plants of Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) is now also one of the first European reference laboratories for plant-pathogenic bacteria and nematodes. The aim is to align the methodo...

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New EU project explores digital tools for agricultural advisors

Twenty-two research centers, agricultural practice & advisory centers and agro-interest organizations from 15 European countries will work together for the next 5 years to increase KNOWLEDGE and daily use of existing useful digital tools by the farmers themselves and agricultural consultants. Th...

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