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
Investigating characteristics and trends of young farmers in Malta – Main findings
As I'm scribbling down these few paragraphs, I can breath a sigh of relief since I'm approaching the final stages of this journey. A lot of you have been following with interest this study, and I thank you all for the encouragement and motivation. I also feel obliged to relate what's been happening in the … Continue reading Investigating characteristics and trends of young farmers in Malta – Main findings
This is not yet another useless rant, (at least I hope not). Read till the end to see how easy it is to make a difference... and with the smallest of efforts! One of the worst things that can happen to an owner of a domesticated cat, is to live in the knowledge that your … Continue reading Who’s thirsty?
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
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
Wild Birds info sessions; conservation, traditions and more!
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!
Agribusiness training finally gaining momentum!
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!
“Being a farmer is not a profession” or is it?
Recently I had a chat with a full time farmer who seemed keen to share an incident that happened to his 11-year-old son... let's call the boy 'Ronald', for argument's sake. Ronald and his classmates were asked by their teacher a question: "Can you mention different professionals?". All the kids started naming conventional professions such … Continue reading “Being a farmer is not a profession” or is it?