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On the morning of 26th February 2016, Kopin, with the collaboration of the Malta College of Arts, Sciences and Technology (MCAST) organized the seminar “Building resilience to Climate Change”. The initial idea was to have a two-hour seminar with various speakers tackling the problem of climate change from different perspective. The reality was that the interest of the audience was quite high and it took one extra hour to answer all the questions raised. The conference started with a presentation by Dr Eman Calleja on how climate change is affecting Malta. The Maltese scenario reflects the global perspective since, as in most parts of the world, during the last decade Malta experienced a reduction in rainfall and an increase in temperatures. The second speaker, Dr Nicola Lamaddalena, from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (Italy), provided the audience with more information on the situation in the Mediterranean in general, with…
Shortly before the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21 in Paris, Kopin organized a film festival focusing on climate change and related issues. Klimafilm has been organized in collaboration with Triq Cinemoon Festival and took place in Valletta between the 26th and the 28th of November in Valletta. On each of the three evenings films, short movies and documentaries on climate change and related matters were screened followed by debates with film-makers and experts. For the launch of the festival on 26th of November the audience was able to choose through voting a feature film on Facebook from a selection of three different documentaries. On Friday 27th of November Dr. Ahmed Bugre, Director of the Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants was leading the discussion following the film Climate Refugees (2010). Not forgetting the importance of young generations, there was also an animated film for children in the…
Venerdì, 10 Luglio 2015 02:00

Kopin at l-Imnarja 2015

On the last Sunday of June, coinciding with the eve of the feast of St Peter and St Paul, locals gather at Buskett Gardens, to celebrate the traditional L­Imnarja Festival which extends into the morning of the next day. Mnarja, originally a harvest festival, dates back centuries. Nowadays, the festival which is a popular family event, is characterised by a mix of folk music, traditional food and crafts as well as exhibitions and competitions of animals and local produce. This year, 2015, the event was organized by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights. Kopin was invited to participate with a stand at Razzett tal­Ghorof, a 17th century farmhouse recently restored and converted into an educational centre. There, Kopin’s team of staff members and volunteers offered a series of games to both children and adults, aimed at raising awareness about climate change and sustainable development as part of…
Mercoledì, 10 Giugno 2015 02:00

Kopin's stand at Earth Garden 2015

On the weekend of the 6th and 7th of June, Kopin participated in the Earth Garden 2015 festival held at Ta'Qali National Park, with a stand offering games and information. The Earth Garden is a yearly festival that promotes the care for the environment and sustainability through arts, music and culture in a holistic way. Local and international established bands and up-and-coming talents performed throughout the weekend on different stages while local retailers and artisans offered their products. A number of workshops and activities promoting sustainable living were delivered, from discussions on conscious businesses and conscious eating to an introduction to Permaculture and herbal medicine. Kopin’s team of staff members and volunteers offered a series of activities throughout the weekend, aimed at raising awareness among the general public – children, youths and adults alike – about the links between food production, consumption patterns, development and human rights. Attention was also…
Notes from the lecture delivered by Dione Caruana from the MCAST Agribusiness Institute during free course for farmers held in Malta on the 14th of April 2015, as part of the ClimATE Change project. To download it, click on the link on your left.
One of the presentations delivered by Daniel Grech from the MCAST Agribusiness Institute during free course for farmers held in Malta on the 23rd of April 2015, as part of the ClimATE Change project. To download it, click on the link on your left.
Martedì, 02 Giugno 2015 02:00

Reducing water demand – Irrigation methods

One of the presentations used by Daniel Grech from the MCAST Agribusiness Institute during free course for farmers held in Malta on the 23rd of April 2015, as part of the ClimATE Change project. To download it, click on the link on your left.
In 5 sessions between March and May 2015, Kopin organised a training course for professional and amateur farmers on climate change and sustainable agriculture. The sessions, which took place in Malta and Gozo, focused on challenges for farmers that are linked to climate change, i.e. water management, soil nutrients, pests and diseases. The trainings were organised as part of the EU co-funded project ClimATE Change and were implemented with the precious help of Koperattiva Rurali Manikata, a farmers’ cooperative based in the North Western part of Malta. Participants found the sessions really interesting and useful for their everyday work. Moreover, they were glad to have the opportunity to discuss everyday problems and possible solutions with experts in the field and evaluate which were the best for them to face climate-related problems. They were also really happy to have the opportunity to network with other farmers and discuss the promotion of…
Lunedì, 01 Giugno 2015 02:00

Kopin at WorldFest

On Sunday 24th May, Kopin took part in the WorldFest 2015 event organised at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta with a dedicated stall offering theme-related activities to the visitors. The World Fest is a yearly event organised by the Maltese NGO Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust to promote Fair Trade and ethical consumption. Organisations and other ethical businesses from around Malta participated by linking their work to this year’s theme: 'Food'. A number of workshops and panel discussions were held addressing the topics of organic production, sustainability and upcycling; stalls selling Fair Trade products and food from other regions of the world were present and the event, which ended with a concert featuring a number of local bands. Kopin’s team of members and volunteers offered a series of activities throughout the day, aimed at raising awareness among the general public – children, youths and adults alike – about the links between…
In the months of March and April 2015 KOPIN is organising a training course for farmers and all those interested in issues related to climate change and sustainable agriculture. In four sessions, experts in the fields of pests and diseases, water management and soil and nutrients will present the challenges posed by climate change on the one hand, and suggest possible solutions on the other. The course is part of the EU co-funded project ClimATE Change and will be implemented with our partner Koperattiva Rurali Manikata. This course seeks to address everyday challenges faced in Maltese fields, particularly in the context of the islands’ already severe water scarcity that is expected to intensify as a result of climate change. It also aims to inform farmers (both professional and amateur) about the impact extreme weather episodes could have on the Mediterranean region and how one can adapt to them. Our first…