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
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
Local Products: “a very positive trend” – MCCAA
"There was a significant improvement in the 2017 results and although the sample size is still too small, the first figures for 2018 are also showing a very positive trend. So far, out of all the analysed samples taken by the MSD, we are pleased to note that no pesticide residues were found to exceed … Continue reading Local Products: “a very positive trend” – MCCAA
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
“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?
Rethinking Food Production
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