Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO)

Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92/1

9820 Merelbeke


Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO)

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ILVO is a 750 persons, independent research institution financed by the Government of Flanders. Its mission is to perform and coordinate policy-supportive scientific research and related services with an eye toward economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agrifood and fisheries chains. Its fundamental and applied knowledge both contribute to the improvement of products and production methods. Biotech-related approaches are used and developed by the plant (pre)breeding experts, the teams working on alternative proteins for food and feed, the soil microbiome and plant health specialists. 

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