ILVO provides a wide range of services and products.
The Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) is an independent research institution financed by the Government of Flanders. Its mission is to perform and coordinate policy-supportive scientific research and related services with an eye toward economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries.
The synergy between the sustaining financing from the Government of Flanders and income from service provision and contract research have led ILVO to become a leading partner for the entire agriculture and fisheries industries. Building on more than 75 years of fundamental and applied research experience, ILVO can call on the expertise and knowledge of about 570 employees and a large infrastructure: 200 hectares of experimental fields, 15,000 m2 of glasshouses and more than 20,000 m2 of experimental animal housing, and more. In addition, ILVO has test benches, a pilot milk installation and a pilot food processing plant, a seed reception and processing unit, and many analysis and detection labs, a diagnostic centre, and accredited laboratories for plants, animal feed, spray technology, food and GMOs.
ILVO’s services go hand in hand with its research. Our highly specialized services, available to the agriculture and fisheries industries, are continually expanding according to the research being done. Our services are a win-win for everyone: the customer receives the most up-to-date knowledge and ILVO stays in touch with the daily needs and problems occurring in the industry sector.
Companies, individuals and organizations receiving services from ILVO receive a fair and fixed price quote and confidentiality can be guaranteed to the legal extent possible.
ILVO provides professsional-quality services and is continually seeking ways to best answer each service request. We are always seeking and developing new models and instruments (contracts, support mechanisms such as the SME porfolio, accreditation, reference working, etc.).