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