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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...

ILVO-UGent press release

Agroforestry with trees rows favorable for soil quality and beneficial bugs. Total biomass yield positive.

A new study on the quantitative effects of 'ally cropping', a form of agroforestry in which rows of trees are planted in the field so that all operations with the normal agricultural machinery are still possible. Doctoral researcher Paul Pardon compared plots with mature poplars and walnut, plots wi...

ILVO-VLIZ press release

Useful infographics on the status of important fish stocks for Belgian fisheries.

On the eve of the Council of European Fisheries Ministers in December - where the fishing opportunities for 2019 are decided – Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) and the Flemish Institute for the Sea (VLIZ) publish for the first time a series of summary info...

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ILVO harvests rubber-containing dandelion: a win-win for agriculture and industry?

Will Europe soon produce high-quality rubber from the root of the rubber-containing dandelion? This is realistic for Flanders (Belgium) and elsewhere. Researchers at ILVO have successfully scaled up the cultivation of the rubber-containing dandelion and, in cooperation with industry, are taking step...


Congrats to our tech partner! AVR CONNECT wins one of three “ICT/Digital Projects of the Year” 2018

One of three prestigious awards by the Flemish magazine DATA NEWS went to AVR CONNECT. AVR CONNECT is a project of AVR, a family owned company from Roeselare that specializes in agricultural machinery for potato cultivation.

ILVO Press Release

Lessons learned from 5 years of Pilot Projects for a Productive Landscape (PPPL)

Manifesto with 5 recommendations for successful alliances between agriculture, landscape and design A productive landscape with sustainable food production requires investments in blue climate services, transformation supervision for farmers, food directors who have time and space to actively work ...

ILVO-KU Leuven Press Release

New tools for research into biofilms: sources of contamination can now be detected and dealt with faster

Undesirable bacteria present in biofilms can possibly be suppressed by placing harmless biofilm formers next to them. That is one of the innovative ideas that emerge from the ILVO-KUL doctoral research by Sharon Maes. Biofilms are a feared source of contamination in food companies and stables, for e...

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