Pitkalija welcomes young students of the Mediterranean Culinary Academy

Pitkalija welcomes students of the Mediterranean Culinary

The Pitkalija welcomed the young students of the Mediterranean Culinary Academy for a visit, showcasing the journey of fresh produce from arrival to distribution. They delved into the market operations to logistics, developing an appreciation for local farmers. This experience highlighted the importance of sustainability and local sourcing in Mediterranean cuisine.

Pitkalija welcomes students of the Mediterranean Culinary

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Malta Enterprise

MOU with Malta Enterprise

The Malta Food Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Malta Enterprise to collaboratively identify and develop initiatives that support the agriculture and aquaculture sectors, and to pave the way for further collaboration in the future. This partnership will offer new support and create significant opportunities for entrepreneurs, farmers, fishermen, and local food producers.

Participation in several workshops

participation in several workshops

In June, representatives from the Malta Food Agency, along with a representative from the MAFA, participated in several workshops and training aimed to harmonize the implementation of marketing standards of fresh fruits and vegetables, organized by the Kwaliteits Controle Bureau (KCB) and the OECD in The Netherlands.

Rebuying the used Pitklija Big Crates

Rebuying the used Pitkalija crates

The Malta Food Agency is launching a scheme to buy back the used Ptkalija big crates for EU 8 each.

The crates need to be in good condition, so that after a cleaning process, they can be reissued for use by the farmer.

All those interested may contact us or visit the Pitkalija Customer Care office or the Pitkalija Crates section between 7am – 3pm.

For more information you may call on 2292 6110/6112

World Farmers Markets Coalition (WorldFMC)

World Farmers Markets Coalition (WorldFMC)

The Malta Food Agency is in the process of becoming a member of the World Farmers Markets Coalition (WorldFMC), a non-profit organisation headquartered in Rome. The coalition represents over 70 associations across 50 countries, comprising 20,000 farmers markets, 200,000 farming families, and over 300 million consumers. It aims to foster a global community of farmers markets by sharing best practices, defending endangered markets, and advocating for the benefits of local produce.

The WorldFMC serves as a voice for farmers, producers, and communities involved in farmers markets worldwide.

Expression of Interest for Hosting of Vending Machines at Pitkalija


Malta Food Agency – MFA/03/2024
The Chief Executive Officer, Malta Food Agency, notifies that tenders will be received till 12.00 noon of Friday 31st May 2024.

All tenders must be received by date and time indicated and deposited in the tender box at the
Malta Food Agency’s at Ta’Qali Fruit & Vegetables Market Pitkali Road Ta’ Qali, L/O Attard ATD4000.
Tender documents can be collected free of charge from Malta Food Agency’s Customer Care Section
at Ta’Qali Fruit & Vegetables Market Pitkali Road Ta’ Qali, L/O Attard ATD4000.
Email: [email protected]

Barra minn Xtutna

Barra minn Xtutna

The Malta Food Agency has a new initiative with the aim of building partnerships in the global market to increasing the presence of local products, and improve access to international markets for artisanal food producers.

If you feel that you have good products for export, please contact the Malta Food Agency at [email protected]
Alternatively, complete this form, and we will contact you.

Training session on project development and EU funding applications

Training session

We attended a training session on project development and EU funding applications organised by Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta (SEM) in collaboration with Public Services (IPS). This activity helped participants familiarise themselves with matters pertaining to fund applications. These efforts continue to strengthen the possibility of securing funds that could prove beneficial for the local producer.

EXCEL4MED 2nd meeting


The second consortium meeting of the EXCEL4MED project was held from 25 to 26 January, at the Malta Chamber of Commerce was a success! Malta Food Agency together will all the partners of the project form Greece, Malta and France discussed the milestones reached in 2023 and looked into the new objectives for 2024 with excitement. A big thank you to all project partners for their active participation – it was a great time catching up. Looking forward to the next steps in the project!


Leave No One Behind

Leave No One Behind

The Malta Fooda Agency presented the book “Leave No One Behind” to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Angelo Farrugia.

A book being published by the Malta Food Agency to commemorate World Food Day.
The book gathers information about the work carried out by the agency, the activities we organised to commemorate World Food Day, as well as a collection of speeches and contributions from various speakers, Maltese and foreign, who had participated in a conference in the Parliament of Malta on 14 October 2023.