LIFE NextFUMIGREEN highlights the importance of promoting the use of natural fumigants on International Fruit Day

Do you wash your fruits properly?

The use of chemical fumigants in food cultivation has been a common practice for pest and disease control in agricultural processes. However, due to concerns about potential adverse effects on human health and the environment, the European Union has adopted stricter regulations regarding the use of these fumigants, restricting their use through specific regulations. These measures aim to reduce exposure to chemical residues and promote safer and environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

In commemoration of International Fruit Day, celebrated on July 1st, and coinciding with the start of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU for the fifth time in its history, LIFE NextFUMIGREEN joins in highlighting the importance of fruit consumption to promote a healthier life and the implementation of environmentally friendly agricultural techniques to support it.

The use of natural fumigants is essential to ensure crop health and protect the ecosystem as a whole. These products, based on organic compounds from renewable sources, are capable of effectively combating pests without leaving toxic residues or negatively affecting other beneficial organisms.

Benefits of using natural fumigants

By opting for natural fumigants, farmers can reduce their dependence on chemical pesticides and decrease the environmental impact associated with their use. Additionally, they promote biodiversity by preserving beneficial insects, such as pollinators and natural pest controllers, which play a crucial role in the health of agricultural ecosystems.

The European project LIFE NextFUMIGREEN’s main objective is to develop natural fumigants from plant extracts to control pests in intensive greenhouse horticultural crops. Led by Fumihogar ( and in collaboration with the Foundation for Auxiliary Agricultural Technologies (, the Finnova Foundation (, B&B Environmental Auditors (, Comercial Quimica Masso (, and BrioAgro Tech (, the project has a total budget of €2,758,921.01, with 60% subsidized by the LIFE program.

On International Fruit Day, let us remember the importance of supporting initiatives like LIFE NextFUMIGREEN to promote good agricultural practices and green alternatives that do not affect fruits. These initiatives contribute to improving the health and nutrition of people and generate environmental sustainability. By doing so, we will take a step towards a more sustainable future and cultivate a world where fruits are always synonymous with well-being and respect for nature.

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About FumiHogar

FumiHogar was founded in Malaga in 1967 by its founder Mr. Antonio Cintora Gil to provide a service to the incipient sector of DDD (Disinfection, Pest Control and Rodent Control) professionals, as an insecticide formulating company. Since then, FumiHogar has maintained the technology of manufacturing self-contained, pre-dosed fumigant canisters as its own hallmark, which very few companies in the world are capable of formulating with the appropriate quality guarantee. Nowadays, FumiHoagr produces fumigant canisters of insecticides, bactericides, fungicides, virucides, biostimulants and environmental improvers based on all kinds of molecules for biocidal control cases or active ingredients in premises or greenhouses.


The Tecnova Technology Centre is responsible for promoting applied innovation and technological development based on the knowledge acquired nationally and internationally, providing value and competitiveness to companies in the agricultural auxiliary industry sector and with the collaboration of all the agents involved in the process. It is present in 25 countries and its aim is innovation and technological development, the transfer of technology and knowledge to be more competitive through innovation.

About BB Asesores Auditores Ambientales

BB Asesores has a team of multidisciplinary professionals (pharmacists, chemists, biologists and engineers) with practical experience in different industrial sectors. With more than 20 years in the market, they have specialised in processing and obtaining registrations and approvals in fields as diverse as medicines and medical devices, cosmetic products, biocidal products and chemical substances in general.

About Comercial Química Massó

Comercial Química Massó’s main activity is the distribution of speciality chemicals from recognised leading companies in different sectors, as well as products developed in-house and marketed under the company’s registered trademarks.

About BrioAgro Tech

BrioAgro was born in the countryside of Seville, thanks to the initiative of Mairena del Alcor (Seville): “Impúlsame”, which was set up as a company in February 2015. Following the plague of the red palm weevil, an insect that was destroying palm trees all over Spain a few years ago, they devised an initial prototype based on sensors that identified the presence of the insect by means of sound signals. Once the pest had been combated, they transferred and adapted this initial technology to what is now BrioAgro Technologies, a company that uses technology in the service of agriculture, sending the necessary information to help farmers make decisions. In this way, it contributes to increasing productivity and improving the environmental control of crops.

About Casa Mediterráneo

Casa Mediterráneo is a public consortium founded in 2009 and made up of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (MAUEC), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Generalitat Valenciana, Alicante City Council, Benidorm City Council and Alicante Provincial Council. It is configured as an instrument of public diplomacy whose main objective is to promote mutual knowledge and rapprochement between Spain and the rest of the Mediterranean countries in areas such as culture, economy, climate change, gender equality and scientific and technological innovation.

About Finnova Foundation

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.


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