To strengthen, empower and assist the MRN (action 413.5)

Location: Majjistral (North-western) Region, Malta

Time frame: 2013 - 2015

 

This project enabled the Merill Rural Network to invest more in its members (north-western region of Malta) in terms of training sessions, marketing efforts and small-scale investments. Managed by one of Malta's Local Action Group (LAG), Majjistral Action Group Foundation, the project was 80% funded under action 413.5 of the Leader Funds (EU).

The 14-month project included a vast number of actions and an overall investment of €130,000.

 

Key actions:

MARKETING 

  • Educational campaign for children
  • Outreach for local families
  • Awareness drive for post secondary institutions
  • Rural initiatives for corporate groups
  • Print marketing 
  • Website 
  • Social media campaign
  • Video clips

  

TRAINING

  • Intensive course in Rural Tourism
  • Hosting and customer care
  • Basic F&B service 
  • HACCP / food handling
  • Risk management
  • First aid
  • Fire fighting
  • Wine tasting/serving/appreciation
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Local Fruits & veg
  • History and culture of the region
  • Ecotourism principles
  • Study Visit - Sicily
  • Study Visit - Malta

  

SMALL-SCALE INVESTMENTS

  • Specialised wool processing equipment 
  • Other equipment

 

OTHER INVESMTENTS

  • Consultancy for Risk Assessments on all farm locations