Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food



  • ILVO aims to help eradicate malnutrition as well as an excessive food intake through knowledge about the functionality of primary products and process optimization.

    Food and Health

Research projects

ILVO has an extensive Belgian and international network and is active in many projects.

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In the ILVO dossiers you get a handy overview of all available information, contacts and publications per topic.

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Living Labs

Within so-called 'living labs' ILVO aims to further build on its role as a future-oriented and demand-driven knowledge center. Currently ILVO has 6 thematic living labs.

Living Labs


Activity 06/07/2022

Save the date: festILVO - Festival of food and science

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Everyone is welcome to the festival meadow in Merelbeke/Melle, amidst our 200 hectares of experimental fields. We present festILVO, a unique FOOD festival that, together with the many tasting sessions...


Past events