LIFE NextFUMIGREEN´s natural fumigants contribute to good eco-friendly practices in agriculture

Brussels, November 1st, 2023. Today, Wednesday, November 1st, from the European project LIFE NextFUMIGREEN, we join the global community in commemorating World Ecology Day. This significant occasion aims to raise awareness and sensitize people to the necessity of preserving the environment and promoting ecological actions that contribute to the health of our planet. Through the celebration of this day, we pay tribute to ecology as a scientific discipline and acknowledge the work of ecological professionals.

What does ecology encompass?

Ecology studies the relationships between living beings and the environment that surrounds them, although its focus is not exclusively limited to the study of green areas. It carries out activities and actions that contribute to the sustainability of the environment and the planet, with the goal of improving the quality of life for both humans and their surroundings.

Through ecology, the importance of carrying out actions in harmony with the environment to favor the planet’s biodiversity is promoted. Some examples of these actions include optimizing production, consumption, and services based on ecological criteria, managing generated waste, and conserving water, among other practices.

Natural fumigants are an eco-friendly alternative that protects both the environment and food safety

In contrast to synthetic chemicals, natural fumigants are developed from organic compounds derived from natural sources such as plants or microorganisms. These fumigants are less harmful to the environment and human health, leading to a significant reduction in health and biodiversity risks. Ultimately, their use reduces pollution in soil and water, benefiting local ecosystems.

LIFE NEXTFUMIGREEN foresees numerous ecological advantages, such as safer, residue-free food and positive impacts on biodiversity and climate change. This initiative aligns with the EU’s chemical policies, aiming to decrease environmental and health risks while maintaining crop productivity.

It also supports EU directives promoting sustainable pesticide use and regulations enhancing protection from potential risks associated with substances and chemicals such as “Farm to Fork,” the 7th Environmental Action Programme, the Roadmap to a Resource-Efficient Europe, and the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).


The European project LIFE NextFUMIGREEN actively promotes food safety by developing natural fumigants derived from plant extracts to control pests in intensive horticultural crops under greenhouses. Led by Fumihogar ( in collaboration with the Foundation for Auxiliary Agriculture Technologies (, the Finnova Foundation (, B&B Environmental Auditors Advisors (, Comercial Quimica Masso (, and BrioAgro Tech (, the project has a total budget of €2,758,921.01, 60% of which is subsidized by the LIFE Programme.