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NEIKER-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, is a non-profit public company attached to the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government. NEIKER-Tecnalia is committed to the following R+D+i objectives:

  • To improve the productivity and competitiveness of agricultural production systems.
  • To develop and apply new management technologies on farms.
  • Satisfy the quality and safety requirements of the agro-food processing industry, its products and consumers.

Competences & Capabilities

Main areas of specialisation and technological expertise are:

  • Improving the competitiveness of agricultural holdings: increasing productivity and reducing inputs
  • Evaluation, sustainable management and valorisation of agroecosystems and natural ecosystems.
  • Rationalisation and reduction of the use of medicines and plant protection products
  • Local and Organic  production
  • Climate change in agroecosystems: impact, mitigation and adaptation
  • Bio economy and reutilization of organic waste
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