LIFE NextFUMIGREEN, a project that responds to the European strategy “From Farm to Fork”, to ensure Sustainable Agriculture

  • Reducing the use and risk of the most dangerous chemical pesticides in the EU by 50% is one of the targets set for 20230
  • LIFE NextFUMIGREEN aligns with the initiative that promotes food safety with less use of chemical pesticides.

Brussels, 27 May 2024- Reduce the use and risk of the most hazardous chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030. This is one of the objectives set out in the “Farm to Fork” strategy that was presented by the European Commission in May 2020 as part of the European Green Deal. This strategy, which aims to transform the European Union’s food system, seeks to ensure sustainable food production, improve food security and protect biodiversity

The Farm to Fork strategy addresses all links in the food chain, from production to consumption. It aims to make food systems fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly. By reducing the use of chemical pesticides, the European Commission not only aims to protect human health, but also to promote biodiversity and natural ecosystems.

Farm to Fork practices include the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. In this way, the use of safer and more environmentally friendly methods and products is increased. At the same time, a reduction of hazardous pesticides is also established in order to significantly reduce the use of chemical pesticides and improve food safety. By using sustainable alternatives, the use of safer and healthier food is guaranteed from its origin to final consumption.

In this context, the LIFE NextFUMIGREEN project is presented as an innovative initiative that directly supports the objectives of the “Farm to Fork” strategy. 60% co-funded by the European Union’s LIFE Programme, NextFUMIGREEN focuses on the development and application of natural smokes to control pests in greenhouses, thereby reducing dependence on chemical and hazardous pesticides.

LIFE NextFUMIGREEN not only contributes to the reduction of chemical pesticides, but also improves biodiversity and food security. By training farmers in the use of plant-based biopesticides, the project promotes safer and more sustainable agricultural practices, aligning with the goals of the Farm to Fork strategy.


The European project LIFE NextFUMIGREEN actively promotes food safety by developing natural pesticides from plant extracts to control pests in intensive horticultural crops under greenhouses. With the leadership of Fumihogar and with the collaboration of the Foundation for Auxiliary Technologies of Agriculture, the Finnova Foundation; B&B Environmental Auditor Advisors; Comercial Química Masso and BrioAgro Tech, the project has a total budget of €2,758,921.01, 60% subsidized by the LIFE Program.


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