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Welcome

Malta is determined to address the agrifood challenges and work for a smart future

Benefitting from the innovation boom in agriculture

Even if Malta relies on imports to cover their food requirements, their agrifood sector remains relevant with excellent crops of fruits and vegetables. Moreover, their livestock industry allows them to produce enough milk for domestic consumption. However, what is at the centre of its agrifood economy is the fishing sector, which has driven a rise in seafood exports thanks to the introduction of fish farming.

Room for Improvement

With a high potential for using their expertise in food processing to compete in the export market, Malta has to get closer to sustainable agriculture, improve the quality of their produce and dramatically reduce the use of pesticides or fertilizers. EIT Food can promote links among accomplished European actors to find the key innovations that would make Malta’s agrifood sector become a top player at European level.

Maltese cuisine is the fusion of the cooking habits of the many civilisations who occupied the Maltese Islands over the centuries, and it is still based on herbs, olives, anchovies and olive oil.

Contact Us

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1. Fernando VI 17-1┬║ Izda, 28004 Madrid
2. Parque Tecnol├│gico de Bizkaia, Lekandene, Laida Bidea 214, 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)

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News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020 News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020

13 Feb 2020 EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives, including regional and central government officials, from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions
Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business

06 Feb 2020 EIT Food is looking for 3 organisations based in the South of Europe, namely from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey and 2 organisations based in the East of Europe, namely from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia to organise activities within a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector
EIT Food is looking for innovative agrifood ideas for its incubator in Spain News

EIT Food is looking for innovative agrifood ideas for its incubator in Spain

06 Feb 2020 The Seedbed 2020 programme will have one of its locations in Bilbao, where ten entrepreneurs will receive training with funding of up to €10,000 and the chance to access an extra €20,000
Call for proposals: project implementation with farmers and startups EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals: project implementation with farmers and startups

04 Feb 2020 Test Farms is a programme that links agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land to help innovative agritech startups to validate and test their products and services, showcase their businesses to customers and investors and finally support the technological transformation in European agriculture
Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships News

Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships

20 Sep 2019 We are more than proud to announce that this year, 50 students from 28 RIS countries have attended their internship projects
50 students enjoy EIT Food paid internships in the agri-food sector News

50 students enjoy EIT Food paid internships in the agri-food sector

12 Aug 2019 Both the beneficiaries for the RIS Fellowships, from higher education and young entrepreneurs, and RIS Talents, doctoral students and young postdocs, have already started their 3-6 month traineeships