Projects


We are active as a partner in numerous research and demonstration projects in Belgium and the Netherlands. We work closely together with research institutes where, due to our extensive field knowledge, we are the ideal partner for research at company level.
Recent project collaborations:
Year Description
2021-2023 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: Silphium perfoliatum as climate robust crop and earthworms to prevent drought stress in roughage
2021 Win-Win project Agriculture-Nature / climate-resilient agriculture on the De Winning bio-dairy farm in collaboration with Innovatiesteunpunt
2021 Understanding agricultural aspects of Hamster protection in collaboration with Regional Landscape Haspengouw Voeren
2021 Optimizing nitrogen efficiency on conventional and organic Dutch dairy and milk goat farms on behalf of Louis Bolk Institute
2020 Design dairy sheep and dairy goat farm in Turkey in collaboration with farming advisor Haim Leibovich from Israel
2020-2022 Bolucap project: development of monitoring bolus for dairy goats with support from Vlaio
2020-2022 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro and Odisee: Fodder trees for organically raised ruminants
2019-2020 Win-Win project Agriculture-Nature / climate resilient agriculture in the Gulp Valley in collaboration with Mieco-effect
2017-2021 ARO frontrunners : Valorising and revaluating open space in Oud-Turnhout, Ravels and Arendonk
2018-2020 PDPO project in collaboration with Innovatiesteunpunt and Boerenbond: The Climate Team: how to run a farm in a climate friendly way?
2019 Business study Beverbeek commissioned by KU Leuven and in collaboration with Mieco-effect and Kurt Sannen Advies
2018-2019 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: Business-economic consequences of various development paths within organic dairy farming
2018-2019 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: Optimising energy crops for a balanced ruminant ration
2017-2018 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: BBB ‘Bio Beter Beweiden’: bring your grazing into top shape
2017-2018 Project in collaboration with Mieco-effect: Nature farmers" a business-economic calculation tool for the management of natural grassland by farmers
2016-2019 EU-project: 4D4F data driven dairy decisions for farmers
2016-2017 CCBT project in collaboration with Odisee: Alternative methods for the prevention or treatment of a bottleneck disease in organic goat and cattle farming in Flanders
2016-2017 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: GPS of mixed crops & phosphorus in farmyard manure
2016-2017 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: ‘Grazing grain’ in the crop rotation on the home field of organic (dairy) cattle farms
2015-now Interreg project in collaboration with Mieco-effect: Groot-Saeftinghe: cultivation of harrier-friendly crops
2015-2017 ARO: Valorising and revaluating open space in Oud-Turnhout, Ravels and Arendonk
2015-2017 Assignment – Supporting farmers in entering into voluntary cooperation for the species management plan for the Port of Antwerp with special attention to the Marsh Harrier. Commissioned by Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen, in collaboration with Mieco-effect bvba
2016-2016 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: protein supply in organic livestock
2014-2016 Project in collaboration with Mieco-effect: drawing up an alternative development plan for the Berendrechtse polder
2014-2015 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: Clover trumps! About clover fatigue and good (grass) clover management
2013-2016 Welfare evaluation in dairy goats in collaboration with Odisee University of Applied Sciences
2013-2014 CCBT project in cooperation with Inagro: Towards a better protein supply in organic livestock
2013-2015 EU Leonardo Da Vinci partnership projects: European Agricultural Training – renewing skills for experienced Organic advisers
2012-2015 Substantive cooperation in study days on organic goat and sheep farming in Germany, in collaboration with Bioland, Germany
2012-2015 ADLO project in collaboration with ILVO: Bio in Beeld
2012-2013 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: Sulphur supply for animal, plant, and soil in organic farming
2012-2013 CCBT project: Follow-up coccidiosis project – impact of growth headstart of goat kids on the later production
2011-2016 EU project in collaboration with ILVO: Sustainable Organic and Low-input Dairying (SOLID), ILVO
2011-2013 ADLO demonstration project in collaboration with Inagro, BB, ILVO: Efficient use of key figures for dairy cattle for optimisation of farm management
2011-2012 CCBT project in collaboration with Inagro: Growing herbs for healthy livestock
2011-2012 CCBT project: Inventory of key figures for organic dairy and beef cattle
2010-2013 Research project ADLO: Towards a more efficient use of minerals in the diet of organic dairy cattle, Ghent University – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
2010-2011 CCBT project: Use of organic farmyard manure on grassland, PCBT
2010-2011 CCBT project: Alternative control of worm infestations within the organic livestock sector, Research Centre for Livestock Farming, Hooibeekhoeve
2010 CCBT project: Minerals and trace elements supply for organic cattle via herbs in pastureland, PCBT
2010-2015 Project Organic Farm Business Networks – Bioforum, Landwijzer and Louis Bolk Institute
2008-2009 Minerals research cow-goat-sheep in cooperation with Louis Bolk Institute and WUR
2007-2009 ADLO project: Network of ruminant farms as a source of inspiration for 100% organic feed with PCBT and Louis Bolk Institute
2007-2009 Research project: Organic goat keeping BIOGEIT at Louis Bolk Institute for Green Goat (‘Groene Geit’), the Netherlands
2007-2009 Communication project LNV: Business network organic goat and sheep dairy at Louis Bolk Institute (the Netherlands)
2006-2010 Cost calculation for Organic goat farming, for ‘Groene Geit’, Louis Bolk Institute, the Netherlands, commissioned by Productschap Zuivel
2006-2009 Alternative management with grass-clover as a basis for conventional dairy cows in response to tightened manure legislation in the Netherlands for Dune Farmers, Louis Bolk Institute
2006-2007 Sample companies for organic dairy farming, PCBT, by order of ALT, Ministry of the Flemish Community
2006-2007 Mineral and vitamin supply in organic dairy cattle, Ghent University, by order of ALT, Ministry of the Flemish Community
2005, 2008, 2009 Updates on organic dairy and beef cattle conversion brochure for Bioforum
2005 GMO-avoidant feeding of cows with grass-clover as the basis, in collaboration with Greenpeace
2005 100% organic feed for goats for ‘Groene Geit’, Louis Bolk Institute, the Netherlands