The ILVO center of expertise for Climate and Agriculture, founded in 2016 at the order of the Flemish Minister for Agriculture, has a threefold goal:
- Gathering the multidisciplinary climate knowledge present and transmitting it to the public
- Further development of the expertise present in the various members of the center of expertise and close follow-up of the evolutions concerning research on climate and agriculture
- To match research projects and results, within ILVO and outside of it, with climate impact and to orient new research projects towards the framework of climate change.
The Flemish Government recognizes this center of expertise as a multidisciplinary, independent and thorough center of knowledge where policymakers and private stakeholders can go for advice and research. All relevant ILVO research groups have a representative in the center for Climate and Agriculture.