To fulfil our role of promoting the food and wood value chain and revitalising the rural and coastal areas of the Basque Country, at HAZI we offer services that contribute to strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of the sector and the region.

Food and wood value chain

Professionalism, competitiveness and adaptation

The Basque food and wood value chain sector, which accounts for 10% of our GDP, creates a space for opportunity with the capacity for development and innovation, the generation of employment and the proposal of new products and activities. In this context, HAZI works to provide greater professionalism, training, competitiveness and continuous improvement for the people working in this chain.

These people and companies can find in HAZI a comprehensive service to support them in their needs and in adapting to new challenges: taking on new activities, diversifying activity, training on demand, collaborative innovation, digitalisation of processes, etc.

Brands of recognised quality

Committed to origin and quality

With saturated markets and consumers who are increasingly demanding in terms of the trust and security offered by the products they purchase, quality and differentiation are key to protecting our food and wood chain and strengthening its presence on a commercial level.

At HAZI, we are working to guarantee this quality and origin of agri-food products through their control and certification, and we are boosting and promoting the different recognised brands to achieve better positioning for them in the markets.

Services for the government

Approachable and streamlined government

HAZI collaborates with agricultural government bodies, offering them different services aimed at improving the efficacy and efficiency of their relationship with the people who require their services. It supports the creation of interconnected, easily accessible, modern and integrated electronic government capable of providing a streamlined and useful response to the public.

To improve government procedures, HAZI provides consultancy and technical assistance services on the Common Agricultural Policy, its implementation and its monitoring. It also develops and revitalises sectoral plans and boosts the knowledge and innovation of government bodies by analysing information and proposing strategies for progress in the sector.

Regional development and sustainability

A living and sustainable region

HAZI is working to achieve balanced regional development and promote socio-economic improvements in rural areas and areas dependent on fishing through participatory collaboration processes with government bodies and local agents. To do this, it is offering support in the implementation of development strategies and plans, promoting regional cohesion and social innovation.

In line with the sustainable development goals, HAZI is also carrying out projects to improve the environmental integrity of the agricultural activity and promote the sustainable and lasting use of natural areas by helping with their planning and management.

Observatory, foresight and european framework

Knowledge as a driving force

Thanks to its extensive knowledge of the Basque food and wood chain, HAZI is supporting and collaborating with the Basque agricultural government bodies in developing programmes and plans through preparing analyses and studies.

It is also carrying out international surveillance tasks to monitor new sector trends and promoting the development of collaborative European projects and network cooperation to share knowledge and common challenges with other regions.

Raising awareness

An essential activity and resource

HAZI is running different initiatives to publicise the important role that the rural environment and the people living and working in it play and which benefits society as a whole. Publicising this to different groups in the population and making them aware of the need to keep this region alive and active is one of the objectives of the company, which runs different programmes and initiatives for this purpose.

This involves raising awareness about the work being performed, not only in the supply of food, but also in the conservation of our history, the present and future of our land and sea, the landscape, culture and knowing how to act socially in response to that work.