ILVO adds the word “nutrition” to its name and is now the ‘Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and food research’. This shows the organization that food and agriculture are inextricably linked.
Where the focus Of ILVO’s predecessor used to be almost exclusively on zuiveltoepasingen lag, is currently working together with Flanders’ Food worked on meat and fish products, vegetables and fruit, dry or fresh combined preparations, chocolate and even non-food, such as animal feed, pet food, cosmetics and (para)pharmaceutical.
Relationship between agriculture and nutrition
“The close and growing links between agriculture and nutrition will, on ILVO also to intensive collaborations between the agriculture and food scientists”, says general administrator Reales. “They are in the new research projects are often strong logical excellence groups.”
With the great pressure and volatility on the wereldhandelsprijzen for primary agricultural commodities, the sector has every interest in ensuring its production to focus on high-quality products with a high added value can be processed, says ILVO. “Also for the food sector, it is essential that the supply of high-quality primary products from the agriculture insurance”, says Relaes. “Both sectors have benefited from a better valorisation of the by-products for reprocessing, so that primary products can be valorised.”
Farms that are considering the step to the voedingsverwerking to convert, can now count on a new subsidiekanaal (Kratos) for their knowledge development.