Technology and knowledge transfer to the primary sector

Innovative solutions that improve profitability and sustainability of the primary sector and the agro-food business.
New alternatives and diversification of crops and livestock production.We guarantee the Products quality and food safety.

Environmental sustainability in agricultural and livestock ecosystems and eco solutions for businesses

Assessment and management of natural resources and their interaction with agricultural activities.
Improving the profitability of the company through the sustainable management of its resources. Recovery of waste.

Analytical and advisory services for the primary sector businesses and farms

Analysis of high technical value and expert advice to the agrifood sector
Reference Laboratory of the Basque Government.


Neiker-Tecnalia estimates the growth of vines using an innovative system that measures their infrared radiation emission

20141003_ 005The Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development Neiker Tecnalia has tested the effectiveness of an innovative system to estimate vegetative growth in vines by measuring the infrared radiation emission of the plants. The method is known as the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVT) and estimates the vegetative growth of plants by measuring the solar radiation that plants reflect in the red and near-infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Neiker-Tecnalia proposes extending the cultivation of the black truffle to areas planted with oak trees

truffleIn order to promote the cultivation and improvement of the quality of the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum), Neiker-Tecnalia, is currently working on a map showing the areas of the Basque County with a greater potential for developing truffle farming.

Neiker identifies microalgae with health-giving omega-3-type fatty acids

Especie aisladaThe Neofood project, currently being run by Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, is seeking to identify species of marine microalgae that are present on the Basque coast and which contain bioactive compounds of interest, such as omega-3-type oils.

‘Health cards’ to find out the condition of agricultural ecosystems

Portada TSEAwebIn order to provide farmers and anyone else involved in managing agricultural ecosystems with a tool enabling them to assess the impact of their farming practices on the health of their crops and soils, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development NEIKER-Tecnalia has created its new TSEAs or ‘Agricultural Ecosystem Health Cards’. These handbooks are an improved version of the cards created in the 1980s by the United States Department of Agriculture. The R&D centre is holding various meetings to make these handbooks known to various groups (growers, technicians, scientists and the administration) linked to the agricultural sector and who will receive them free of charge.