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Living Lab Agrifood Technology is an initiative spearheaded by ILVO or the Flemish Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Weworkin close cooperation with a vast network of stakeholders.


The aim of the OPTIMA project is to develop innovative solutions to reduce the negative effects from PPP use in the cultivation of fruit (apples and grapes) and vegetables (carrots). A User Group Community is set up during development of the IPM system where stakeholders can participate in technical discussions.

News | 01/05/2020

Plant attacker for May: TBRFV

New plant viruses appear regularly and some of them pose a serious threat to the agriculture and horticulture sector.

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Seven spearheads We study the (1) food system and the policy strategies to shape this system. We pay attention to both (2) the economic and (3) the ecological side. We consider (4) the resilience and well-being of farmers and their families.

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OPTimised Integrated Pest Management for precise detection and control of plant diseases in perennial crops and open-field vegetables

assess plant and pathogen resistance mechanisms for successful disease control, (3) Enhance and develop innovative precision spraying technologies, (4) Test and evaluate the proposed new IPM elements under field conditions, (5) Assess health, environmental and socioeconomic impacts and risks of the proposed IPM system.Three sample crops are selected: apples

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Joining forces for optimal organic feed for weaner piglets

Several organic pig farmers and feed manufacturers indicate that the organic weaning foods appear to be less tasty and that they contain a higher proportion of protein than the weaning foods in conventional pig farming.

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