The Mġarr Local Council set up a show earlier today at Tas-Santi, a hamlet in the outskirts of the village. Several tractors, including some very old specimens as well as vintage cars and lorries were showcased. Popular brands such as John Deere, Massey Ferguson and Bedford were featured at this exhibition. A threshing machine, used … Continue reading Tractor Mania hits Mġarr
The future of food and farming were at the heart of discussions across Europe during the month of June. Sustainable agriculture and funding are the fulcrum of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and now that we are approaching the end of the European Programming period 2014-2020, the logical question to be posed is; what's next? The … Continue reading European agriculture beyond 2020
Over the last years youths are traveling much more. Some venture abroad to further their studies, while others travel to work and widen their horizons. It is not common, on the other hand, to hear about young farmers, who manage to travel while leaving their farms behind. Being a full time farmer means having a … Continue reading MaYA co-founder travels to China for an agri study tour
Dan ir-ritratt ħoloq kontroversja sħiħa. Għaliex? Għax ġo dal-pajjiż ma napprezzawx biż-żejjed il-prodott lokali. Il-messaġġ jista' jiġi nterpretat li l-Eċċellenza tagħha qeda tagħmel riklam, imma dan żgur ma kienx l-iskop. Grazzi lill-Eċċellenza tagħha Marie Louise Coleiro Preca talli taħdem favur industrija sostenibbli u prosit lill-Benna talli tagħmel xogħol ta' marketing tajjeb. Il-Koperattiva tal-Produtturi tal-ħalib dejjem … Continue reading Il-President ta’ Malta tipromwovi l-ħalib ta’ Malta
Spending time in green areas has always been part of our family routine ever since I was a child. I very well remember visiting public gardens during weekends and taking photos of every flower we spot. No wonder I grew up loving gardens, trees, plants and anything in between! As I grew older, I learnt … Continue reading Urban farming: Opportunity or Threat?
Malta is blessed with a range of summer fruits and their season is kicking in. Several farmers are at the moment harvesting some delicious apricots. Other stone fruits such as plums, peaches and nectarines will be following soon. The Ta' Bona family will be having some pesticide-free apricots available on their stand tomorrow at the … Continue reading Local Apricots… and yes, pesticide free!
RANT ALERT: This blogpost is dedicated to all those who still believe that agriculture can only happen in an open field! Michaelangelo Galea, a young farmer has shared the following photos on the popular community group Dilettanti tal-agrikoltura, sigar u pjanti. A good batch of potatoes was harvested from a plant grown in a small … Continue reading No dream too big, no space too small!
This week Christian, Nikol and I enjoyed cruising around the Maltese countryside in search of the last remaining fields of Sulla. It was quite windy, but we still ventured outdoors, towards Girgenti. While we were on the way to this fertile area in the limits of Siġġiewi, we spotted a few fields where the Sulla … Continue reading Carpets of red Sulla
Meet Joseph Farrugia - a grower from Qrendi who is the brains behind the brand 'Maltese Gold'. Together with his partner, Michael, he produces and markets high quality potatoes, which are now being shipped directly to Holland. Joseph, has recently become a household name with many local growers and farming enthusiasts. His daily motivational posts … Continue reading Maltese Gold