Malta Organic Agriculture Movment
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.
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.
MOAM works to educate and disseminate knowledge to all those who are willing to apply organic production methods.
As an NGO, it strives to eliminate the negative externalities and enhance positive externalities.
Certification and standards are of top priority to both consumers and organic producers.
Marketing of organic products must be improved so that justice be made with the organic producers as very often their products are dumped.
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Short Term Objectives
To educate and enrol as many as possible farmers to reach the 200 Tumuli of Organic Certified land to meet better the current growing demand for organic products.
Long Term Objective
To have the vast majority of Agriculture land converting from conventional to organic production.