Propagation & Plant Material

​The Unit drafts various legal notices on the marketing of seeds and other propagation material of agricultural plants (cereals, fodder plants and potatoes), vegetables, forest trees, fruit trees, vines and ornamentals to and from Malta. Imports from third countries also enter in the scenario.  In addition, the Unit is also responsible for the implementation of the standards and conditions with respect to varietal identity and purity, biological and physiological value, health status with respect to harmful organisms which affect the quality of the plant material in conjunction with quarantine pests/diseases, etc.

 Currently, national catalogues of varieties of the above mentioned species are being compiled. The ones for fruit trees and vines are in the final stages of drafting. These shall list all the varieties marketed in Malta together with a description.

The Unit also keeps itself regularly adjourned and contributes to matters related to propagation material by participating in the meetings of the relevant Committees of the European Commission and of the Council of the European Union on propagation material as the official Maltese delegation. Please follow the link - Food Safety - From the Farm to the Fork​