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Precision fishing

...fisheries. These should allow for more and better data collection, more selective fishing with less environmental impact, more efficient operation and management of vessels and fishing activities, ...

Linked Themes: Marine production and marine environment

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Business models

.... These challenges are to ensure a full income for farmers and other links in the chain, reduce the environmental impact, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce climate emissions, reduce waste, ...

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Precision livestock farming

...ted, and faster or better detection can be made of whether there is a problem with an animal or its environment (disease, welfare, etc.) or whether a certain action has to be taken in the barns (in...

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Plant health

...c awareness of the importance of healthy plants to feed the world’s population, protect the environment, fighting poverty, and promoting economic development. ILVO supports this campaign under the ...

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Farmer stress and mental well-being

...that out of shame, fear, or powerlessness. Feeling isolated from the social environment Where can I go with problems? I don’t know what’s available. I’m isolated from social circles and p...

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Agroecology

...food at a low price. The downside here is that this is accompanied by negative side effects for the environment, for people, and also specifically for the farmer. The agroecology principles poi...

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Desealing

Desealing, a necessity for improving our living environment Flanders is one of the most paved areas in Europe. Today 16% of the surface is paved and if we continue like this it will be more than 2...

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Food: taste and aroma research

...r> Taste testing is always carried out under standardized conditions so that changes in the tasting environment and possible interferences with taste perception are excluded. The panelists are also...

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Gut health

...ll characterized by the presence of chronic inflammation. In addition to hereditary predisposition, environmental factors and lifestyle such as limited exercise, a Western-style diet and exposure t...

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Animal welfare

...ors (e.g., dust bathing for chickens or grazing for cows) and having some natural elements in their environment (e.g., sunlight, fresh air, or social contact for herd animals). This principle comes...

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Ruimte op zee

ILVO monitors the marine environment in Belgian waters, including zones where human activities take place.

Linked Themes: Marine production and marine environment

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Ecosystem-oriented marine modeling and management

Human impacts on the marine environment More than 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by marine waters. We benefit from this environment in several ways (e.g., food source, oil extraction, and ...

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Protein diversification in food and nutrition

...easily processed, or are there any (microbiological or chemical) hazards involved?What is the total environmental impact of proteins, from cultivation to end product (life cycle analysis or LCA)? W...

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Food: Food safety

... materials, (semi-)manufactured products, ingredients, by-products and residues (and by extension environmental samples). The main components (or metabolites thereof) addressed here are toxins,...

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Soy

...alternatives in the form of soy drinks, puddings, and burgers. But the impact of soy imports on our environment is also a trending topic. If we could eliminate the need for importing soy, the envir...

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Nitrogen

...t is an essential element in plant fertilizers and animal feed. Yet it also causes some intractable environmental problems.

ILVO investigates how nutrient cycles, including nitrogen, can be closed with minimal losses to the environment.

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Erosion

...will become even more important as a result of climate change. Erosion has agricultural, social and environmentally negative consequences. ILVO is investigating which cultivation measures can count...

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Biodiversity in and on the sea floor

...e marine bottom is under pressure from the many activities at sea. Therefore, monitoring the marine environment is absolutely essential.

Linked Themes: Marine production and marine environment

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