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Seeds & Other Propagation Material

​Propagation material of plants such as seeds and cuttings are essential elements in establishing, expanding, diversifying and improving agriculture. These have a great impact on the world’s economic status since they influence strongly the value of the crops and their harvest. Therefore the use of good quality plant propagation material will result in a high harvest index, reduced risks from diseases and harmful organisms, higher profits and higher levels of nutrition. 

 
 
Mission & Responsibility 

​The main mission is to monitor the market of propagation material in the Maltese territory with the aim of having available in circulation high quality propagation and planting material. This unit also deals with plant variety rights and the conservation of plant genetic resources.