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Title: Farming in Malta
Keywords: Agriculture -- Malta -- 20th century
Land use, Rural -- Malta -- 20th century
Food supply -- Malta -- 20th century
Crops -- Malta -- 20th century
Plants, Cultivated -- Malta -- 20th century
Livestock -- Malta -- 20th century
Issue Date: 1955
Publisher: De La Salle Brothers Publications
Citation: Barrington, L. (Ed.) (1955). Farming in Malta. Malta Yearbook 1955, 228-230
Abstract: Much of the farming in Malta is of the subsistance type; the farmer employing little hired labour, growing few crops for export and disposing of his produce at the local pitkali or vegetable market. Potatoes, onions, oranges and cumin seed are grown for export; the first of these being by far the most important. There are 9,400 agricultural holdings in Malta and the cultivated area is 35,475 acres. It can be seen therefore that the size of the holdings is very small. About 2,701 acres are under irrigation, and these irrigated lands, the most valuable in the island, produce two or even three crops per year.
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1955

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