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30.01.2017

Europe-wide network aims to showcase on-farm demonstration

Researchers and collaborators from across Europe have announced the start of two projects which aim to increase farmers’ access to demonstrations of best practices and innovation in agriculture. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, the PLAID (Peer-to-peer Learning: Ac...
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13.01.2017

ILVO has a new name: ILVO is also FOOD

ILVO has a new byline: Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food. The acronym ILVO stays the same. Nearly 80 people at ILVO work on food issues. “The world should be aware of that,” says Joris Relaes, Administrator-General of ILVO, “because food science and ag...
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08.12.2016

Services ILVO - Technology and Food Services - Food Pilot

This brochure summarizes the technological, advisory and analytical services of the Food Pilot. The Food Pilot is the application and analysis center at the Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO) and Flanders’ FOOD. The Food Pilot supports food companies who wis...
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08.12.2016

Road to better welfare – welfare of broiler chickens during transportation

ILVO-Ghent University doctoral thesis of Leonie Jacobs: "Road to better welfare – welfare of broiler chickens during transportation” During transport to and from the broiler house, fit broiler chicks and chickens generally fare well. But animal welfare issues such as stress, cold, ...
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10.11.2016

Farm composting comes a step closer to reality after doctoral study reveals hopeful test cases

More than three-fourths of farmers in Flanders know that homemade compost would work to improve the quality of their soil. But the investment required (compost turner, concrete pad), the know-how, the legal restrictions and problems with availability of the required ingredients (such as a shortage o...
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