ProbioticsforPlants

About us

Fungit specializes in the development of microorganism based biological solutions for shelf life extension and crop protection in the pre-harvest and post-harvest agricultural markets.

Our mission

Fungit's mission is to improve global food security by extending fruit & vegetable shelf life and improving crop yield, using fungal based micro-organisms as sustainable and effective biocontrol agents.

The Problem

The global population is growing by a staggering 100 million per year. By the year 2050, the world population is expected to exceed 10 billion people. Increased population translates into an immediate increase in demand for food. 20-40% of agricultural produce is wasted due to spoilage during post-harvest handling. This translates into an estimated 1.3 billion tons of produce per year that never reaches the end-consumer. The world needs to grow more food in the next 50 years than it has produced in the past 10,000.

Use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides causes environmental damage and the emergence of resistant pests and pathogens. Regulatory bodies worldwide are cracking down on current approved chemical lists and maximal residue levels, leaving growers and packagers with less and less viable options coupled with growing pressure from consumers for healthier alternatives.

Our Technology

Fungit uses microorganism-based biocontrol agents to protect against climate change related stress such as extreme weather conditions and prevent fungal diseases. We apply cutting edge strategy for biocontrol of fungal species screening and isolation and have established unique biobanks for novel product development. These biobanks were sourced from plants that have adapted through the millennia to a host of stressful environments including drought, extreme heat, high levels of salinity and more.

Penicillium-infected lemons fungitized (treated) with our biocontrol fungi (on the right) and lead to disease inhibition and shelf-life extension.

Melons seedlings Fungitized (treated) with endophytes that bio-stimulate the seedling growth into mature plants.

Our team (The Fungologists)

Fungit is an Israeli based company that was founded by Dr. Liat Avrahmi Moyal (CTO), who has 12 years of experience in microbiology and phytopathology R&D and Dr. Shimon Lecht, who has 15 years of experience in leading biotech and pharmaceutical start-ups from concept to market.

Our team also includes Hala Alqrenawi, biotechnology engineer and R&D lead.

We are led by Gal Admati our CEO, an experienced multi-disciplinary scientific manager, with a successful track record growing from R&D to global commercialization.

Dr. Liat Avrahami-Moyal
Co-Founder & CTO

Gal Admati, B.Sc., MBA
CEO

Hala Alqrenawi Biotechnology
Engineer

Dr. Shimon Lecht
Co-Founder

News

CTECH

Israel-based Fungit has a mission to feed billions of people around the world

The company has raised a total of $500,000 to tap into the $2 billion bio-fungicide market and help improve the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.

CTECH

Fungit Biosolutions appoints Gal Admati as CEO

The company is developing an ‘Iron Dome’ for agricultural produce.

CTECH

How can Southern Israeli companies recover from 7/10?

Fungit Biosolutions is located in the Arab Bedouin city of Rahat - and yet its offices have been evacuated due to the ongoing security threat of being so close to Gaza’s border.

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