News | 21/09/2021
Plastic pollution in the Belgian North Sea: no alarming amounts of microplastics in fish and shellfish, plastic fibers everywhere and a hotspot near Zeebrugge
Kelle Moreau;Sofie Vandendriessche;
At the end of the MarinePlastics project, ILVO and KBIN present new and important facts about plastic pollution in the Belgian part of the North Sea. These findings have led to clear and concrete recommendations for the management and reduction of plastic pollution.
Visserij;Zand, bagger en wind;Natuurbehoud;
ILVO’s Own Capital Researcher agricultural hydrology and groundwater-soil-plant interactions
Climate scenarios show that both the amount of precipitation and the number of days with precipitation in summer will decrease. In addition, extreme peak rainfall events will also occur more often. The need for smart agricultural water management will therefore only become more acute.
Do you want to contribute to sustainable water management and explore the role agriculture can play? Do you like hydrological modelling at different scales and linking those models to other disciplines?
News | 15/05/2023
Rendabele en veerkrachtige voedingssystemen;Landbouw en platteland in een verstedelijkte samenleving;
Farmers and citizens - Bottlenecks and opportunities in mutual cooperation
The need for better cooperation between farmers and citizens starts from the understanding that agriculture and society rely on each other
Research on flavor and odor is frequently performed during product development. The equipment in the standardized sensory lab allows the tasters to detect and describe small differences in flavor in an objective way.
Flavor and odor research
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) is an independent scientific research institute of Flanders’ Government. ILVO’s task is to generate knowledge for more sustainability in the agriculture, fisheries and agri-food sectors.
Mission, vision and values
Charlotte Vanden Hole;Evelien Graat;Wim Allegaert;Sam De Campeneere;Frank Tuyttens;
Main research questionThis European research project aims to improve animal welfare in pigs and poultry that are raised organically and in free-range systems. In concrete terms, the 23 project partners will work together on innovative solutions and tools.
Poultry and Pig Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare
Main research questionThe aim of the AGROMIX project is to deliver participatory research to drive the transition to resilient and efficient land use in Europe. AGROMIX will provide practical agroecological solutions for farm and land management, and related value chains.
AGROMIX: EFFICIENCY AND RESILIENCE OF MIXED FARMING AND AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS