Koperattiva Rurali Manikata (KRM) Ltd was set up in the Summer of 2007 by a group of farmers and residents of Manikata. Their general aim was to put forward projects that would help to safeguard the natural, historical, social and economic environment of the place. Today the cooperative is working on 4 different projects:
Koperattiva Rurali Manikata's mission is to protect the interests of the farmers of the Manikata area; to safeguard rural life and traditions in the area around Manikata, especially farming, animal husbandry, the keeping of bees, the production of traditional food and drinks, the cooking of typical local food and the production of olive oil and wine; to contribute to the protection of the natural environment in the locality; to help the Maltese population to learn about agriculture, become acquainted with its history and to appreciate the work of today’s farmers; to enable farmers to diversify their sources of income and to create new opportunities so that more young people consider taking up agriculture by creating new jobs in the sector. This will be done by developing a sustainable agro-tourism industry in the locality.