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Optimal cultivation of protein crops for poultry feeding

Main research questionHow can arable farmers, poultry farmers and the local animal feed industry in Flanders work with crops mixed with legumes, as an alternative source of protein for poultry? This question is answered in a chain perspective, within the OPTIPLUIM project. The aim is to look at cultivation, processing and use.

Optimal cultivation of protein crops for poultry feeding

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Chickpea: Protein grown in Flanders

Relevance/ValorizationIn the protein transition, food companies are looking for novel sources of plant proteins. Various crops, including chickpea, have great potential as high-protein crops. With KIK-Love we are developing an operational group consisting of all actors in the chickpea chain.

Chickpea: Protein grown in Flanders

News | 28/04/2022

Which farm animals live off more human edible protein than they consume? Edible protein efficiency of Belgian livestock systems calculated for the first time

Which farm animals live off more human edible protein than they consume? Edible protein efficiency of Belgian livestock systems calculated for the first time

The ILVO study maps out for the first time the relationship between the vegetable proteins used as animal feed, and which in principle could also be used in human food, as well as the quantity of edible animal protein that is the opposite.

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EMPHASIS-Belgium - “phenotyping the future crops”

VIB and ILVO lead the development of this regional platform consisting of phenotyping under controlled conditions and in the field, with a research focus on drought/salinity adaptation of crops in the frame of climate change.

EMPHASIS-Belgium - “phenotyping the future crops

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Phytosanitary risks of newly introduced crops

This project therefore posed an essential question with a phytosanitary impact: what can be done in the introduction of unprecedented/new diseases when these crops are grown in the vicinity of the ' traditional ' commercial crops?

Phytosanitary risks of newly introduced crops

News | 25/11/2022

Unique protein processing line helps companies get started with innovative proteins

Unique protein processing line helps companies get started with innovative proteins

Jo Brouns opened the protein processing line with 20 new devices at the Food Pilot. The infrastructure allows food companies and researchers to test out the entire process from raw alternative protein source to pure ready-to-eat protein ingredient on a pilot scale.

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