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Title: Is more farmland set to go down the drain?
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Keywords: Farms -- Malta
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- Malta
Malta Environment and Planning Authority
Non-governmental organizations -- Malta
Din l-Art Ħelwa
Fowling -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015-03-05
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Citation: Deidun, A. (2015, March 5). Is more farmland set to go down the drain?. The Times of Malta, pp. 1-2.
Abstract: Foodwise, the Maltese islands constantly skate on thin ice. Local fields produce less than a fifth of what the population consumes, with the lion’s share of our food being imported. Agricultural production in this country hinges on an average soil depth of half a metre, courtesy of unbridled grazing in bygone days. To compound matters ever further, in the post-war period, there has been a relentless sealing of soil under concrete, to the tune of 84 hectares per year (equivalent to almost one square kilometre) up till 2002, according to Malta Environment and Planning Authority statistics.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/34601
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