Bosta huma dawk il-bdiewa u sidien tal-art li qiegħdin jistaqsu mingħajr ma jsibu tweġibiet ċari. Dan bir-raġun ghax l-affarijiet mhumiex ovvji u hemm ħafna kwistjonijiet. Ħa nikteb erbgħa punti hawn taħt biex nispjega ftit x’ġara dan l-aħħar; 1. Il-White Paper ma kienet xejn ħlief ezercizju ta’ whitewashing. Għaliex? Għax fl-istess waqt li tnhediet il-konsultazjoni, ħareġ … Continue reading Issolviet l-affari tal-Qbiela?
In 2018, I have enrolled for a Masters degree at the University of Malta and since then have been working on a research study about young farmers. Due to my involvement in the local agriculture sector, carrying out research about a topic in this area was a natural choice. Moreover, the issue about lack of … Continue reading Investigating characteristics and trends of young farmers in Malta – work in progress
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
President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new Commission will reflect the priorities and ambitions set out in the Political Guidelines. Janusz Wojciechowski, was a long-serving Member of the European Parliament in the Agriculture Committee, and is currently a Member of the European Court of Auditors. … Continue reading New Polish Commissioner in charge of European Agriculture
While in Paris for a short break I discovered this food hub. It's found in the Galeries Lafayette complex but it's easy to miss! I'm so happy that my curiosity was piqued and ventured into this haven for foodies. Feast your eyes on these photos and next time you're in Paris, pay a visit to … Continue reading ‘Gourmet’ for a day
(Scroll down for English version) Il-protesta paċifika li seħħet lum, organizzata mil-Moviment Graffiti flimkien ma kważi 70 organiżazzjoni oħra, seħħet ġewwa l-belt Valletta, u attendew għaliha 'il fuq minn 3000 persuna, kemm Maltin u kif ukoll barranin. Dan kien l-intervent tiegħi f'isem il-Fondazjoni MaYA (Malta Youth in Agriculture): Naħseb kull minn qiegħed hawn, qiegħed hawn għax … Continue reading Intervent favur il-bdiewa u r-raħħala
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?
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
Emmeline and I share something special; the passion for flowers. I met her in 2006 at MCAST, when she was a studying agriculture. We had since lost touch but she recently posted a few photos on the popular community page "Dilettanti tal-Agrikoltura, Siġar u Pjanti". It was this particular photo (below), featuring some amazing flower … Continue reading A growing passion for flowers
Europe, together with the rest of the world, is still digesting what happened during this weekend. It's been dubbed as the "most important EU vote" to date, and with good reason - the changes that we're all witnessing are undoubtedly both wide-ranging and of an abiding impact. There are many people out there who dissociate … Continue reading Red, Blue, Green and the farmer in between