Investing in innovative irrigation equipment in Malta

Climate adaptation and modernisation funding for a Maltese family farm.


Project summary: 

A Maltese fruit and vegetable producer used CAP support for co-financing an investment project that constructed a new rainwater reservoir and installed computerised ‘fertirrigation’ and fog spray systems in three greenhouses to modernise productivity and help adapt to climate change risks.

Project results: 

Modernisation of the farm improved its resilience to climate change and increased business efficiency.

The farm’s rainwater catchment capacity increased by 80%, and water consumption decreased by 25%.

Overall profits increased 15% more than anticipated.