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
The Maltese Islands are not short of food festivals. The Department of Agriculture has even set up a dedicated Rural Festivities Unit to increase the knowledge of local people about agriculture, animals and fishery. However, no one can deny that Festa Frawli stands out from all the rest and has become one of the most … Continue reading Festa Frawli – a formula for success
"Everything should be in line, and all relevant authorities have been brought up to speed in order to register the Ġbejna as PDO. So Malta is now very close to elevate the status of the Ġbejna. Unfortunately the biggest current obstacle in the way is bureaucracy at a local level." One thing that makes us … Continue reading Close, yet so far!
I can't believe that four years have gone by since the official launch of MaYA! The Malta Youth in Agriculture (MaYA) Foundation was inaugurated on Sunday 1st April 2014 by the Hon. Roderick Galdes, during an event which took place at the Limestone Heritage in Siggiewi. It's been indeed a memorable experience and we have achieved … Continue reading MaYA turns 4!
Earlier today, a number of farmers and their representatives attended a consultation meeting at the Koperattivi Malta premises in Qormi with regards to the Maltese Agri Policy 2018-2028. Mr. Eman Vella from Atriga Consult gave a brief introduction of the draft policy and its priorities. Hon. Clint Camilleri made his intervention by saying that this … Continue reading Consultation for Maltese Agri Policy
A new project focusing on bird conservation and responsible capturing (trapping and hunting) is about to kick-start next week. 'Aġġornat" is the name given to this project aimed for those interested in hunting and trapping, as well as the Maltese countryside. This awareness project is an initiative of a growing hunting organisation; Kaċċaturi San Ubertu … Continue reading Wild Birds info sessions; conservation, traditions and more!
Food labelling is an issue that is finally being taken more seriously at a local level. However as with any piece of news one has to acquire all the correct information before making public statements. The photo below is being circulated on various posts on Facebook. It features a label issued by Greens Supermarket on a … Continue reading Mislabeled Bambinella
A few days ago, Dr. Joseph Muscat, Malta's Prime Minister visited the Agribusiness Labs at the Mosta (Żokrija) Secondary School, while launching the public consultation on the first ever Agriculture Policy for Malta. Following my visit at the Kirkop Secondary School a few weeks ago, I was directed to visit the Agribusiness Labs in Mosta to better … Continue reading Agribusiness training finally gaining momentum!
Spring is round the corner and it's starting to feel a bit warmer here in Malta (unlike the rest of Europe). At this time of the year, there is nothing more relaxing than to go out for a walk and enjoy the Maltese countryside. Unfortunately we are starting to see photos shared on Facebook showing litter in … Continue reading Environmental Heroes
Earlier today, One News featured a news item about the National Agricultural Policy for the Maltese Islands 2018 - 2028. This has been coupled with a public consultation process. Feedback can be submitted by the end of March and background notes have been provided on the Ministry website to guide those interested in submitting their ideas. A preliminary consultation … Continue reading National Agricultural Policy for Malta