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12.04.2018

From ideally monitored heifer calf into a fitter, more productive and more efficient cow?

ILVO starts a new VLAIO research project called ‘JongLeven’ (Young life) In dairy farming, a young heifer must - in theory and if everything goes well - not only be fit and mature at 24 months, but also calve for first time. In practice, this goal is not always achieved. Every extra mon...
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04.04.2018

Resilience in agriculture: ILVO and KULeuven, Flemish partners in large Horizon2020 project

“If you want to strengthen resilience in agriculture, it is not enough to focus on the stability of the farm. The concepts of flexibility and transition must also be looked at more closely.” This is the starting point of the 16 research centers from the 11 European countries involved in ...
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30.03.2018

ILVO Annual Report 2017: more European funding and a renewed vision of the future

In 2017, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) increased its share of competitive research funding. ILVO saw its Own Capital fund grow again relative to its basic government grant. Several more reasons can be found to look back on the past year in a positive way.
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26.03.2018

A step closer to the switch from quota management to effort management in mixed beam trawl fishing

Knowledge about tactical choices of individual fishermen and interactions between complete fleets brings us a step closer to the switch from quota management to effort management in mixed beam trawl fishing "Not only the amount of fish and the intensity of the fishing determine the catch: the behav...
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22.03.2018

‘DataHub for AgroFood’ starts with a focus on transparency, data privacy and data ownership. Farmers play a central role.

For the next 3 years, ILVO will work together with the Innovative Company Network for Smart Digital Farming (SDF) and 6 companies and agriculture organizations (AVEVE, Boerenbond, CRV, DGZ, Innovatiesteunpunt, Milcobel) to develop a ‘DataHub for AgroFood’. The hub makes it possible to ex...
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