Monday, 22 September 2014

MaYA supporters meet Her Excellency Mrs. Marie Louise Colerio Preca

A group of supporters from the Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation today had the opportunity to meet Her Excellency Mrs. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace. The scope of the meeting was to discuss the challenges and opportunities of young farmers in Malta.
The President stressed the fact that young people are the future of society and that an initiative such as MaYA is "very good news". The multifunctional role of agriculture has been outlined by Her Excellency in the light of ever changing society needs.  
Her Excellency Mrs. Coleiro Preca with MaYA supporters
From left to right: Mr. Jeffrey Sciberras, Mr. Josef Farrugia, Ms. Mariella Galea, Mr. Renald Demanuele, Mr. Mattheew Sammut, Ms. Donnha Barbara, Her Excellency Mrs. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Ms. Katrina and Martina Farrugia, Ms. Jeanette Borg, Mr. Stephen Bartolo, Ms. Jolene Falzon, Ms. Federica Zammit, Mr. Jorge Spiteri, Mr. Karl Scerri, Mr. Joseph and Sylvana Farrugia

Ms. Jeanette Borg, Founder of the Foundation, expressed gratitude towards such encouraging feedback, while commenting that supporters within MaYA are a new breed of Maltese growers and livestock breeders, focusing on collaboration and win-win situations. 
During the meeting, the supporters conversed with the cheerful President in spite her very busy schedule.

MaYA supporters at San Anton Palace

Monday, 1 September 2014

MaYA Admin John Gauci meets Portugese politician António José Seguro

Hey MaYA supporters and fans,

hope you're all having a great summer!

Well, some of you might know that one our MaYA admins, John Gauci is currently in Portugal. John, is gaining a lot of experience working at the Quality Control Department at Vale da Rosa, a company in Alentejo. Vale da Rosa employs more than 900 persons and produces quality table grapes. A total of twelve table grape varieties are cultivated on the estates, six of which are seedless.

Last week John was taken by surprise when António José Seguro, a Portugese politician from the Socialist Party visited the enterprise Vale da Rosa. Challenges currently being faces in the agriculture industry in Portugal have been discussed during the visit by Seguro.

To learn more about this, visit the link below from Correio Alentejo. The photos shows António José Seguro shaking hands with John Gauci at the grape packaging station.

Seguro visitou Vale da Rosa e criticou eventual aumento de impostos

Keep well

Jeanette Borg
Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

MaYA Foundation at MCAST Expo 2014

The MCAST Expo is back! It was officially inaugurated today by several distinguished guests including the Honourable Dr. Ian Borg and the Principal of MCAST. Families and youths are urged to visit the new MCAST building where this Expo is taking place. It is showcasing the range of educational services being provided at the various institutes. 

Prospective students have the opportunity to discuss the new prospectus with lecturers and students currently studying at MCAST. All institutes within the college are presenting interactive stands together with many enterprises, organisations and agencies involved in employment and education. 

We couldn't miss the opportunity of being there as MaYA Foundation. Look for the MCAST Agribusines stand to visit us! Feel free to contact us on

MaYA Foundation stand at the MCAST Expo 

Click here for more information about the MCAST Expo 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

More photos from the MaYA official launch

At the reception

MaYA supporters

Dr. Cassola and Dr. Balbo during a vivid discussion

Brunch Table

Official Sponsors of MaYA Foundation

Back in 1958, the milk producers of both Malta and Gozo formed a co-operative. It offers its members benefits and services including, veterinarian, artificial insemination, personal insurance which also covers their livestock and farms, together with installation, repairs and sales of milking machinery.
Contact Details:
Address: A38, K.P.H Feedmill,
Qasam Industrijali,
Marsa LQA 06
Tel: 21234592; 21247067; 21237128; 21455220
Fax: 21240438

Polidano Press Limited is a full service commercial print shop that specialises in quality and service. 

112, Luqa Industrial Estate,
Luqa LQA  3000

Tel: [+356] 2122 7888, 2125 7018
Fax: [+356] 2125 7001

Located in the traditional Maltese town of Siggiewi, this family-run and award-winning tourist attraction offers a fun-filled day out for all the family with plenty to see and do. Children will love the multilingual walkthrough and animal park, while adults will relish the chance to immerse themselves in the islands’ eclectic 22,000,000 year past. You could even opt to express your creative side and join in with our stone sculpting demonstrations! 

The Limestone Heritage Park and Gardens
Mons. M. Azzopardi Street,
Siggiewi. SGW 2050.

Tel: 00356 21 464 931 
Tel: 00356 21 464 437
Mob: 00356 99 457 475


Merill is an enterprise in Malta providing eco-friendly experiences to visitors who wish to enjoy nature, culture, history and tradition. Managed by experts in agriculture and environment with over 15 years of experience. 

75, St. Bartholomew Street

Qormi, QRM2188 - MALTA
Telephone: 00356 21 411388

Official Launch - Sunday 30th March 2014

On the 30th of March of 2014, the Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation (MaYA) was inaugurated. The day started as the guests were received at the Limestone Heritage Park and Gardens in Siġġiewi.

Hon. Roderick Galdes MP - Photo by Cassar Photography
Ms. Jeanette Borg, Founder of the organisation, made the introduction for the speakers that included Foundation administrators Mr. John Gauci and Mr. Karl Scerri, full-time agribusiness student and full-tim poultry farmer respectively. Hon. Roderick Galdes MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries Animal Rights delivered the closing speech.

MaYA was officially recognised and registered as a Voluntary Organisation in December 2013.
All of the organisation’s supporters have a genuine interest in the agricultural sector of Malta and it is open to young farmers as well as youths studying or working in agriculture.

The Objectives of the Foundation are;

Mr. John Gauci addressing the attendees
at The Limstone Heritage - Photo by Cassar Photography
• To protect and ensure the best interests of young farmers in the Maltese Islands on legislative,
competitive and marketing fronts

• To promote all aspects of sustainable and diversified agriculture in the Maltese Islands

• To cooperate with stakeholders on matters affecting Maltese agriculture

• To serve as a medium for the exchange of ideas and for the dissemination of information pert
agriculture issues

• To enhance the concept of fairly market place

For more information about the Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation, kindly send an email on

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