Koperattivi Malta (KM) and Malta Food Agency (MFA) announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at fostering a stronger collaborative relationship between the two organisations. With a shared vision of promoting co-operative societies and enhancing the local food sector, this partnership is set to accomplish several key objectives, representing a significant step towards a more prosperous and sustainable future for Malta.

Both KM and MFA affirm their commitment to a genuine, transparent, and collaborative partnership. They are eager to witness the tangible results that this collaboration will yield, aligning with the shared objectives outlined in the MoU. Together, they aim to drive positive change and prosperity for co-operative societies in the food sector and the wider Maltese community.

Justin John Camilleri, the Chief Business Development Officer of the Malta Food Agency, highlighted the MOU’s importance as a strategic move towards the agency’s objectives. He stated, “This partnership showcases the agency’s commitment to acting as catalysts within the local food industry. Our primary focus is to bring stakeholders together, fostering collaboration and innovation to continuously promote and add value to local food products, while supporting the growth and sustainability of local food producers and developing an agribusiness ecosystem.”

Daniel Schembri, CEO of Koperattivi Malta expressed that food is an indispensable necessity, one that lies at the heart of our very existence. He continued to say, “At Koperattivi Malta, we are deeply committed to enhancing the co-operative sector’s sustainability by incorporating business strategies and cultivating an environment where co-operative societies thrive, ensuring a steady and resilient source of sustenance for our communities. By fostering this strong partnership with the Malta Food Agency, we are embarking on a journey to empower our local food producers, strengthen the agribusiness ecosystem, and pave the way for a prosperous and sustainable tomorrow”.

Brian Vella, CEO of the Malta Food Agency, explained that this collaboration with Koperattivi Malta contributes to the agency’s mission, he went on to say “the Malta Food Agency is driven by a vision to lead quality and valuable local food products to different markets. Through strategic initiatives and collaborations, MFA empower farmers and fishermen while ensuring transparency and better value for stakeholders, putting local food and food producers at the forefront of priorities to keep strengthening the agrifood sector”.

The Business Development Unit at the Malta Food Agency can be reached at [email protected].

Koperattivi Malta is the Apex organization for co-operatives across the Maltese Islands, dedicated to supporting and promoting the interests of co-operative societies across various sectors. With a rich history dating back several decades, KM plays a crucial role in fostering cooperation and mutual assistance among its members. Anyone interested in setting up a co-operative is invited to contact KM at [email protected] for a complimentary consultation.