Food Sovereignty

The term food sovereignty was created and developed by our allies, La Via Campesina, an international farmers’ rights organisation. Food sovereignty is every person’s right to healthy and culturally appropriate food, produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute, and consume food at the heart of food systems and policies, rather than the demands of markets and big corporations. Food sovereignty defends the interests of the next generation.

Want to know more about food sovereignty and what changes youth all over Europe want to see in the food system?

Maltese oranges

Eat Local, Eat Seasonal

Transporting my veggies from far far away? No thanks! See how it’s important (and delicious) to eat local and seasonal.

Maltese farmer

Support Great Farmers

Great farmers produce great food, but they also steward our rural environment. Find out how to support them.

Pumpkin soup

Eat Less Meat and Dairy

Consuming too much meat and dairy is a main cause of climate change. Tips to consume fewer animal products.


Be Bee Friendly

Bees are great and they pollinate the majority of the food we eat. There are easy ways of supporting their population.

Learn to grow your own crops

As part of the Growing Together Project we have hosted our first Crop Growing Series in 4 jam-packed sessions that move swiftly from building your own pallet-wood crop bed, preparing the soil, planting, painting the plants and composting. If you’ve missed these sessions, you are in luck since we will have another workshop series beginning of 2020, but for now, you can enjoy our Online Toolkit!

Edible Wild Plants

Learn about foraging in the Maltese Islands, boost your health and local food options

Eating local, seasonal and healthy

Download our helpful guide full of tips about eating in a way that has the best possible impact on both your surroundings and your body.

Cover of booklet about eating local seasonal and healthy - Friends of the Earth Malta

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This webpage reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

This project is co-financed by the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) and the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.

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