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!

National Agricultural Policy for Malta

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

“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?

How (not) to go about urban embellishment: Remove trees!

Just yesterday evening a notice was put up on the Naxxar's Local Council Facebook fanpage about the imminent uprooting of the Bay trees (Laurus nobilis) in the main avenue. This morning... they were already gone. All of this less than 3 months after the same council invested €30,000 in "Greening Malta Project"... Ironic much? The … Continue reading How (not) to go about urban embellishment: Remove trees!