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
Malta is blessed with a range of summer fruits and their season is kicking in. Several farmers are at the moment harvesting some delicious apricots. Other stone fruits such as plums, peaches and nectarines will be following soon. The Ta' Bona family will be having some pesticide-free apricots available on their stand tomorrow at the … Continue reading Local Apricots… and yes, pesticide free!
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
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!
The National Hub for Ethnobotanical Research, within the President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, has launched a study, 'Sharing Seeds, Sharing Life', on Thursday 16th March 2017 at San Anton Palace. It was a pleasure contributing to this research project while representing the Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation. The study is a participatory action research … Continue reading Sharing Seeds, Sharing Life
I'm writing this piece in response to the article that has been published today on the Times of Malta regarding pesticides. Pesticide residues are not acceptable No one can doubt, or argue against the fact that pesticide residues makes food unsafe. This claim is serious and not even a minute percentage is acceptable. When it comes … Continue reading Pesticide residues on Fruit & Veg
An idea generation workshop was hosted at MCAST focusing on sustainability and innovation in the food and beverage industry. This workshop was part of Climate-KIC, a public private partnership funded by the EU which brings together businesses, public entities, entrepreneurs and students. Paragon Europe has guided a local consortium based on the knowledge triangle of business, research … Continue reading Rethinking Food Production