About us

Working for the Basque agro-livestock and forestry sector

We help to improve competitiveness of the sector, preserve our environment, conserve our native species and breeds and guarantee food safety.

  • NEIKER has been developing this work, since its birth in 1851, thanks to the efforts of a group of very highly qualified professionals who enjoy international recognition.
  • We are a public body dedicated to providing a service to our production fabric and to society; we are committed to a management model fashioned on the basis of excellence and in keeping with internationally recognised quality criteria.

  • Thanks to its capacity, the team generates knowledge and innovative, transferable solutions which contribute added value and improve the competitiveness of the agri-food and forestry sector.
  • NEIKER carries out this work according to the objectives established by the Basque Government Ministry of Economic Development and Infrastructures, maintaining a great deal of respect for the environment and the sustainability of our surroundings while actively contributing to local economic and social development.
  • Management policy

Knowledge, technology and innovation in the field
Our challenges

We maintain proactive dialogue with the leading agents of the agro-livestock and forestry field so that we may join hands in tackling the main challenges facing the sector.


The improved profitability and sustainability of agro-livestock farms with state-of-the-art technologies.


The generation of new production activities creating wealth and employment, thereby guaranteeing continuity of the farms.


Food safety control. Diagnostic study and control of the bacterial zoonoses transmitted by food.


Reduction in the impact of global warming. We suggest alternatives to today’s production systems


Minimisation of the impact of pests and diseases on crops and animals, preventing them from spreading to people.


Rationalisation of phytosanitary products and antibiotics in livestock to combat the rise in antibiotic resistance.