My reaction to Ms. Alison Bezzina's interview. Long post ahead. Tried my best at translating the Maltese phrases... apologies in advance to professional translators, but my expertise lies elsewhere. 1. The interviewer said he is vegan... Ms. Bezzina replied by saying "prosit" ("well done"). There is of course absolutely nothing wrong with following a vegan diet. … Continue reading Animal Welfare: My reaction to the Commissioner’s statements
COVID-19 and Maltese agriculture
In response to the Ag-Press request for country-specific information - "Farming during COVID-19 pandemic: how is your country coping?" Here is an overview about what's been happening in Malta over the past weeks. Local authorities have been on high alert and tackling the COVID-19 outbreak with great responsibility. The Health Minister Dr. Chris Fearne and … Continue reading COVID-19 and Maltese agriculture
Urban green; the refreshing theme
Just this afternoon I was watching RAI3 TV show Kilimangaro featuring Stefano Boeri, a renowned Italian architect. Boeri is the mastermind behind the wave of modern green buildings scattered around the globe. Chicago, Milan, Cairo, Mumbai, Beijing and Jakarta are just some of the countries where such buildings were erected. The need for improved urban areas is finally … Continue reading Urban green; the refreshing theme
MaYA co-founder travels to China for an agri study tour
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
Il-President ta’ Malta tipromwovi l-ħalib ta’ Malta
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
Urban farming: Opportunity or Threat?
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?
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
Festa Frawli – a formula for success
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
Close, yet so far!
"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!
Consultation for Maltese Agri Policy
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