6 Research Areas

We identify real needs to offer effective and natural solutions. We develop 6 lines of research: biostimulants, biopesticides, probiotics, livestock, human, and by-product revaluation.


We offer a yield increase to farmers; we want them to produce more and increase their profitability.

The green revolution promoted the use of hormones to achieve the productivity that traditional agriculture was not able to reach creating a negative impact on human health. The objective of this line of research is to maintain this productivity by providing stability to the plant against any external factor using natural solutions.

We have carried out projects in priming, overcoming stress phases, organic footprint, fruit growth, fruit setting, root induction, blooming improvement, dormancy output, vegetative stop, sun protection, soil resistance, spore stimulation, pH regulation and color, cold resistance, low soil conductivity, soil structure improvement, cloning of cuttings, substrate activating enzymes, etc.

This is our strongest line of research and we have already completed 46 projects.


We are pioneers in bioprotection. We offer residue-free solutions so that productivity is not affected by pests and diseases.

The demands on farmers have remained the same throughout time. Yet, their needs have increased due to the evolution of pests, but they have fewer and fewer tools to deal with them due to the regulatory pressure placed on them on behalf of administrations and of large distribution chains, which transfer consumers’ concerns on residue-free foods.

It is one of our R&D team’s greatest focus and we have been successfully developing solutions that are currently being marketed by Agrocode.

Some of the latest projects, that have already been completed, are solutions against whitefly, bioacaricides for red and yellow spider, biofungicides for botrytis, powdery mildew, black sigatoka, and Fusarium graminearum, bionematicides, etc.

It is our line with the greatest short time potential in which we have 28 completed projects.



We view soils as the stomach of the plant. An empty soil is a soil that cannot provide the necessary nutrients for a plant to be productive. Intensive farming practices include soil disinfection or abusive practices that remove the beneficial elements that soils hold.

This line of research aims to increase life in the soil through the use of prebiotics and probiotics to bring back the benefits of traditional agriculture in terms of taste, aroma, and nutritional value.

Another attribute enhanced by repopulation of soil life is the chemopreventive action of food. The improvement of nutrition as a prevention of cancer is one of our strategic objectives, and we have assigned a specific area, at the MAAVi Innovation Center, to epigenetics to study the impact of the use of probiotics and prebiotics in different crops to verify its preventive effect against this disease.

This way, we get farmers to produce healthier and higher quality foods to help them increase their productivity and profitability.

We have already carried out 27 projects, two of which are currently focused on the area of epigenetics, to increase the chemopreventive action of three crops.


The horizontalization of our model used in agriculture has allowed us to replicate the model on the production of natural solutions as an alternative to synthetic chemistry, with prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics for human consumption.

The intake of food with antibiotic residues has derived in a degradation of the human microbiome that is the cause, not only of nutritional diseases but of mental illnesses and changes in emotional states.

Our nervous system and brain are directly connected to our digestive system. Our line of research aims to find the connection between microorganisms in our digestive system that regulate emotional states, and their repercussions on our brain. For example, we are studying how the bacterium Lactobacillus stimulates the production of serotonin which directly affects emotions, moods, and body temperature; and dopamine that affects our muscle movements, feelings of pleasure, and mood swings.

We already have experience in 4 projects that we have carried out with different companies in the food industry, such as an antidepressant postbiotic.



This line of research aims to offer an alternative to the consumption of meat and animal derivatives with chemical residues.

Intensive livestock uses abusive practices, such as the use of antibiotics as a preventive measure, to eliminate the risk of disease and thus ensure the productivity of their livestock.

The problem is that these antibiotics are transferred in small doses when consuming meat and other animal derivatives.

We want to provide a natural alternative to synthetic chemistry by eliminating antibiotics and other harmful molecules in animal nutrition, replicating the model on agriculture.

We have carried out 2 projects with 2 leading companies in the food industry.

Revaluation of By-Products

We aim to be more competitive, but we cannot be an alternative to synthetic chemistry if we are more expensive. As a result, we have developed a line of research to analyze the by-products of different companies in the agri-food industry to value them and use them as raw materials and thus be more price-competitive.
Our cost-efficiency model to be competitive in the market leads us to take on a circular economy model.
The continuous search for competitiveness means that we have already completed 21 projects with a wide range of companies within the agri-food industry.

Revaluation of By-Products