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Short chain

The short chain is getting the wind in its sails, and global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, are unexpected catalysts. Citizens are becoming increasingly involved in the food system and the role agriculture plays in it. Consumers find their way to the farm store and the local farmer.

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Short chain


It’s all about data! Opportunities in the agri-food value chain

Opportunities in the agri-food value chain

In order to tackle these challenges, reliable and correct data, across the food value chain are needed. Capturing, processing and analysing data are at the core of every digitalisation process. Furthermore, data have to be collected and shared from farm to fork, across the value chain.

The industry 4.0 wave offers significant opportunities and challenges for the agri-food value chain.

Research projects

Impact of Bacillus cereus endospore evolution on food safety and stability

This project combines the expertise of three research groups (KU Leuven, Ghent University and ILVO) to investigate the potential impact of B. cereus endospore evolution in the food production chain on the molecular, population and industrial levels.Research approachThis project has ended.


Moreover, they are used to link data across the value chain. These decision support tools provide the pig farmers with the necessary information to effectively implement and carry out their management activities.


Farmer stress and mental well-being

It also applies, for example, to businesses setting up expansion activities, such as short-chain companies and CSA businesses. We see four forms of impact: 1) physical impact, 2) mental impact, 3) impact on work-life balance, and 4) financial constraints. They reinforce each other.

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