The ILVO plant health experts working in the accredited Diagnostic Centre for Plants focus every day on the detection and identification of plant pathogenic diseases and pests. This is necessary because healthy plants are essential for our food supply. The FAO estimates that up to 40% of the world’s food crops are lost due to diseases and pests.
ILVO generates knowledge to promote more sustainable animal husbandry, fisheries and aquaculture. To do this, it is inevitable to that animals are kept and used for research (where the animals are kept in group housing or in their original ecosystem to the degree possible).