ILVO brings together several disciplines and research groups to work in an integrated way on climate mitigation and adaptation in plant and animal agricultural production, and to develop a low-carbon economy in Flanders. The sustainability of the entire agricultural system remains in focus.
In plants, the research will include drought-resistant varieties, new crops and exotic diseases and pests. The soil experts study the carbon (storage) in the soil in animals, the research focuses on methane emissions from ruminants, and on the impact of soy use. In horticulture (greenhouses) we look at how energy consumption and therefore CO2 emissions can be reduced. Marine specialists monitor climate change according to the marine food pyramid of fish stocks. The space and rural researchers strive for knowledge and development of climate-robust (read adaptive) areas.
Agriculture and climate: facts and figures? Research topics? Presentations? Go to the extensive website of ILVO's Center of Expertise for Agriculture and Climate.