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Malta's - National Rural Development Strategy (2007-2013) Farmers' dedication to agriculture and utilisation of agricultural land Synopsis - Prepared by Rolan Micallef Attard - September 2009 in collaboration with www.yesitmatters.com Farmers' dedication to Agriculture Full-Timers & Part-Timers of Individual Owners Full-timers Part-Timers Total Farmers

Farmers' dedication to Agriculture Individual owners dedication (by time) < 25% of 1 AWU >=25% & <50% of 1 AWU >=50% & <75% of 1 AWU >=50% & <75% of 1 AWU 100% of 1 AWU Totals (farmers & annual working units)

Ageing Farming Population Individual owners dedication (by age) <25 years of age 25 & 34 years of age 35 & 44 years of age 45 & 54 years of age 55 & 64 years of age 65+ years of age Total sole holders

Farmers level of education Education level Practical experience on own field only Basic to full agri training Unknown Extrapolated from Agricultural Census 2001 Malta 3.8% - EU 15 17.5% basic & full education

Utilised agricultural area 0 ha >0 & <0.5 ha >0.5 & <1 ha >1 & <2 ha >2 & <5 ha >5 & <50 ha >50 ha Total agricultural holdings & hectares EU 25 average over 50 ha 38.1%

Persons Total 921 9,433 10,354 Persons Total 7,629 1,131 391 277 926 10,354 Persons Total 22 492 1,386 3,168 2,910 2,376 10,354

Full-timers Av. Per AWU person p.a. 953 6 424 19 244 32 242 45 926 52 2,789 14

Part-Timers

< 25% of 1 AWU weeks weeks weeks weeks weeks weeks

>=25% & <50% of 1 AWU >=50% & <75% of 1 AWU >=50% & <75% of 1 AWU 100% of 1 AWU

<25 years of age

% 0.21% 4.75% 13.39% 30.60% 28.11% 22.95% 100%

25 & 34 years of age 35 & 44 years of age 45 & 54 years of age 55 & 64 years of age 65+ years of age

Persons Total % 8,170 78.91% 393 3.80% 1,791 17.30% 10,354 100%

Practical experience on own field only Basic to full agri training

Unknown Holdings 190 5,331 2,572 1,782 966 231 0 11,072

Malta 1.72% 48.15% 23.23% 16.09% 8.72% 2.09% 0.00% 100%

Hectares 0 1,332 1,754 2,483 2,919 1,766 0 10,254

0.00% 12.99% 17.11% 24.21% 28.47% 17.22% 0.00% 100%

Distribution of UAA Arable (Cultivated land) Permanent crops Kitchen garden (only for own consumption) Total hectares of utilised agricultural area

Hectares 8,196 79.93% 1,090 10.63% 968 9.44% 10,254 100%

Distribution of Arable land Potatoes Flowers & seeds Forage Fallow land Vegetables Total hectares of arable (cultivated land)

Hectares 820 40 4,574 1,115 1,647 8,196

10.00% 0.49% 55.81% 13.60% 20.10% 100%

Key: AWU = Annual Working Unit UAA = Utilised Agricultural Area The above information has been extrapolated from the National Rural Development Strategy for the Programming Period (2007-2013) issued in September 2009 by The Republic of Malta. Downloadable from: http://www.agric.gov.mt/file.aspx?f=676

<25 years of age 25 & 34 years of age 35 & 44 years of age 45 & 54 years of age 55 & 64 years of age 65+ years of age

Arable (Cultivated land) Permanent crops Kitchen garden (only for own consumption) Potatoes Flowers & seeds Forage Fallow land Vegetables


Farmers' dedication to agriculture and utilisation of agricututal land  

This document is a synopsis of the Maltese farmers' dedication to agriculture and utilisation of agricultural land based on Malta's National...

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