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CDCMCT- Characterization of dairy chain in Mediterranean countries and adoption of optimum technologies to improve dairy value chain 


Lynda Allouche, Fehat Abbas University Sétif 1; Algeria
  • Sherif Abdel-Ghany Attalla, Faculty of Agriculture Cairo University; Egypt

  • Jean-Daniel Cesaro, Systèmes d'Elevage Méditerranéens et Tropicaux; France

  • Eleni C. Pappa, Dairy Research Department, Directorate General of Agricultural Research, Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER; Greece




  • Tania Portolés Nicolau, Research Institute for Pesticides and Water - IUPA University Jaume I; Spain


Dairy chain- Mediterranean countries- Technology


The development of dairy sector remains a priority in Mediterranean countries. The present project proposed by multidisciplinary consortium of 5 partners aims to characterize dairy chain in North Africa (Algeria and Egypt) focusing on dairy cattle sector and in Europe (Greece) focusing on cattle, sheep and goat dairy sectors. Many dairy actors will be actively involved through the current project. The main farming practices information in feed management and milking, storage, transport and processing will be analyzed to identify the different gaps that constraint dairy supply chain and set up a guideline of best farming practices for farmers. Moreover, quality and safety of milk and/or dairy products will be assessed by analyzing physico-chemical parameters, microbiologic profile, mycotoxins, somatic cell count and organic contaminants. In addition, several new technologies will be introduced and tested in North Africa to improve cattle dairy performance and milk processing. The outcome of the project will be benefit for all dairy actors by promoting changes in farms, milk dairy centers and milk processing units.









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