Our activities


Since the creation of CHICOLINE, research and innovation into chicory has been at the heart of our strategy. Our aime? To offer farmers new opportunities to progress, diversify, and increase income. This is why we are proud to reinvest 25% of our turnover each year in research and creation of varieties.

Installing our team of CHICOLINE experts in a new Research Centre in 2004 allowed us to equip analytical and bacteriological laboratories to support our work. Thanks to the wide-ranging equipment and an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team, we are as one in developing all of the research we need to meet our clients’ needs for both industrial and agricultural applications.

Thanks to our exclusive partnership with ILVO and our collaborations with other Belgian and European institutions, we have strengthened our technological knowhow and our scientific knowledge of chicory.



  • Genotyping
  • Phenotyping
  • In vitro culture, cell culture
  • Chromatographic techniques (HPLC, mass spectrometry)
  • Chemical analyses
  • Phytopathology