Malta Organic Agriculture Movement

MOAM is a totally independent and voluntary organisation set up in November 1999 to promote Organic Agriculture in Malta. Its members include farmers, consumers, technical people and many others who have the local natural environment at heart.  The primary aims of MOAM is to inform the public about Organic Agriculture, share and disseminate ideas and methods for Organic Agriculture, organise the necessary training, represent those who embrace organic principles both locally (in parliamentary circles, administration and policy making) as well as internationally, follow closely the developments in this field, set up and update Organic Agriculture standards for Malta and co-ordinate product certification.

Voluntary Organisation registration no:56

Malta Organic Agriculture Movement (MOAM) is a not for profit, non-governmental organisation, committed to preserving Malta and Gozo’s agriculture and rural heritage as well as ensuring a healthy quality of life for all the stake holders

Our Mission

To be a dynamic movement in safeguarding the well-being of the rural development by sustainable farming methods. Moreover , the NGO acts as a pressure group to promote organic production , protects and forbids cruelty to animals , opposes GMOs and in coordination with other environmental bodies and NGOs works towards quality environment enrichment.

Our Objectives

MOAM works to educate and disseminate knowledge to all those who are willing to apply organic production methods As an NGO, MOAM strive to enhance positive attributes of the organic production system and principles. Certification and standards are of top priority to both consumers and organic producers, in view of this MOAM will monitor the market for any illegalities and works with the authorities to guarantee the integrity of the organic sector.

Short Term Objectives

To educate, support, and enrol farmers in the process of Organic Certification and increase the land to meet better the current growing demand for organic products.

Long Term Objective

To have the vast majority of Agriculture land and public spaces to convert from conventional to organic production