For the past couple of years, I've been keeping track of what's going on with the Ġbejna saga, now I'm informed that the draft legal notice regulating the production and sale of the traditional Maltese Ġbejna is really in the final stages. Mind you, this has been in the pipeline at least for the past … Continue reading Parliament to decide the fate of the Ġbejna
The Mġarr Local Council set up a show earlier today at Tas-Santi, a hamlet in the outskirts of the village. Several tractors, including some very old specimens as well as vintage cars and lorries were showcased. Popular brands such as John Deere, Massey Ferguson and Bedford were featured at this exhibition. A threshing machine, used … Continue reading Tractor Mania hits Mġarr
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
"Everything should be in line, and all relevant authorities have been brought up to speed in order to register the Ġbejna as PDO. So Malta is now very close to elevate the status of the Ġbejna. Unfortunately the biggest current obstacle in the way is bureaucracy at a local level." One thing that makes us … Continue reading Close, yet so far!
I can't believe that four years have gone by since the official launch of MaYA! The Malta Youth in Agriculture (MaYA) Foundation was inaugurated on Sunday 1st April 2014 by the Hon. Roderick Galdes, during an event which took place at the Limestone Heritage in Siggiewi. It's been indeed a memorable experience and we have achieved … Continue reading MaYA turns 4!
Earlier today, a number of farmers and their representatives attended a consultation meeting at the Koperattivi Malta premises in Qormi with regards to the Maltese Agri Policy 2018-2028. Mr. Eman Vella from Atriga Consult gave a brief introduction of the draft policy and its priorities. Hon. Clint Camilleri made his intervention by saying that this … Continue reading Consultation for Maltese Agri Policy
Spring is round the corner and it's starting to feel a bit warmer here in Malta (unlike the rest of Europe). At this time of the year, there is nothing more relaxing than to go out for a walk and enjoy the Maltese countryside. Unfortunately we are starting to see photos shared on Facebook showing litter in … Continue reading Environmental Heroes
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?