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Prospects for a Sustainable Dairy Sector in the Mediterranean

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Prospects for a Sustainable Dairy Sector in the Mediterranean

M. Djemali and M. Guellouz

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Author(s): M. Djemali and M. Guellouz

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Dairy products have always constituted an essential component in the Mediterranean diet. In addition to their nutritional values, they represent also a part of the cultural heritage of the people. Prospects for a sustainable dairy sector in the Mediterranean, preconditions for its development and the future consumers' demand were some of the issues covered by the papers presented at the EAAP - CIHEAM - FAO Mediterranean symposium. It was organised by the Tunisian Office for Livestock and Pastures and the National Agronomic Research Institute and sustained by the Government of Tunisia, FAO, ICAR and CIRVAL. Over 280 participants from 25 countries participated. The symposium identified a variety of technically viable and scientifically sound policy options and defined the main fields requiring further scientific research and the development of new sustainable technologies.

The available technologies to address intensive, semi intensive and extensive production systems and the existing institutional framework (research, education, extension systems, organisation of the sector), although requiring continuous adjustments and improvements, have proved to be in a position to meet a variety of demands and challenges. In this respect, the Symposium called for an increase in research for the semi-intensive farming systems in the South and emerging issues resulting from changes in agricultural policies in the North.

It emphasised the importance of producers' associations as representatives of the interests of the sector and partners in the overall dialogue on policy matters and in the identification of research needs. The Symposium confirmed the wish and capacity of the dairy sector in the Region to contribute to the sustainable rural development, to the creation of new employment opportunities and to the reasonable and harmonious management of the natural resources.

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Author M. Djemali and M. Guellouz
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 456 Pages
ISBN 9789074134927
Publication date 2003
Book Type Hardcover




Session 1. Milk: a food, a raw material and a means of economic developmentMain Papers
  • Changes in the livestock composition and milk production of Turkey in the last century
  • Le lait et les produits laitiers dans le régime alimentaire méditerranéenne
  • Improving the health characteristics of milk fat
  • Milk production systems in rural development: the case of goat cheese making at the Eastern Alpujarras
  • Défis et enjeux du développement de la production de lait dans les pays méditerranéens. Esquisses de scénarios du futur Posters
  • Facteurs de variation de la production laitiere des vaches de la region de Castilla y Leon (Espagne)
  • Production et composition du lait de chamelle elevee dans le sud Tunisien
  • Effect of a dairy education program on management practices of participating and non-participating dairy women in Albania
  • Le buffle dans l’agriculture et le développement rural en Tunisie
  • Ratios of calcium : phosporus, sodium : potassium ions and aldosterone concentration as affected by stage and parity of lactation in buffalo
Session 2. Milk marketing channels and production systemsMain Papers
  • Dairy farming systems: critical analysis and identification of the factors limiting their development in the Mediterranean area
  • L’élevage laitier en Tunisie
  • Mixed livestock production
  • Intensification des systèmes de production de lait en conditions non favorables. Expérience dans la Vallée des Pedroches (Cordoue, Espagne)
  • Non–intensive dairy farming systems in Mediterranean basin: Trends and limitations
  • Nomadic small ruminants and camel production systems
  • Témoignage sur les qualités désirées par les consommateurs de produits laitiers
  • L’intégration a l’intérieur de la filière lait en Tunisie
  • A short note on the importance and strategic significance of the PDOs, PGIs and TGSs in Europe. A position paper
  • La filière lait au Maroc

  • Dynamique et fragilités des petits et moyens élevages laitiers en zone intermédiaire au Maroc
  • A stochastic frontier analysis of technical efficiency of dairy production in northern Tunisia
  • Characterization of milk production systems in Tunisia: the case of the Ariana region
  • Caractérisation de systèmes d’ élevage bovin laitier intensif et prive dans la région de Zaghouan
  • Evaluation of the factors restricting the development of the dairy industry in Turkey
  • Evaluation de la qualité du lait a la Nouvelle Utique
  • Essais industriels de fabrication du fromage frais marocain “Jben” à partir du lait recombiné
  • Rennet-curd firmness variability among italian friesian herds and its relations with the casein content of milk
  • Effet d’un levain mesophile producteur de bacteriocine sur Listeria monocytogenes dans le lben Marocain
Session 3. Alternatives offered by technology for improving the sustainability of systemsMain Papers
  • Evaluation de la productivité de la vache laitière importée par les petits éleveurs du sud de la Méditerranée et possibilités d’amélioration du rendement du système
  • Supplementing high producing cows in early lactation with soybean oil. Effects on milk production and composition
  • The MAST-O-TEST® and MASTOP-H® in identification and treatment of sub-clinical bovine mastitis in dairy herds
  • Role and evolution of dual-purpose breeds in Mediterranean areas. The case of the Central Pyrenees
  • The role of dual purpose breeds in the evolution of the cattle milk production sector in Greece
  • Alternatives offered by technology for improving the sustainability of Mediterranean dairy sheep systems
  • A review on goat production in the East and South Mediterranean region
  • Développement durable des systèmes laitiers ovins et caprins dans le bassin méditerranéen: des besoins identifiés d’innovation et d’information
  • Systèmes de production de lait de chèvre dans le bassin Méditerranéenne 

  • Effet du stress thermique sur certains paramètres de reproduction chez la vache frisonne conduite dans les conditions tunisiennes
  • L’élevage laitier dans la région de Mahdia: caractéristiques techniques
  • Devenir et performances de génisses laitières importées au Maroc
  • Future prospects of goats as a source of milk to decrease the milk gap in Egypt. Two potential advantages of dairy goats
  • Systeme d’elevage et performances technico-economiques de la race laitiere lacaune en Tunisie
  • A sustainable feed resource for dairy buffaloes, milk yield and quality
  • Relation entre la prolificite et la production laitiere dans la race ovine Churra
  • The influences on somatic cell count in goat milk in Slovenia
  • Contribution à l’etude de la matière grasse du lait de dromadaire
Session 4. Milk consumption, market and regulations, policies to supportMain papers
  • Consommation des produits laitiers dans le bassin méditerranéen. Variabilité, contraintes et perspectives
  • An overview on technological trends and hygienic issues
  • Adéquation de l’offre et de la demande des produits laitiers en Tunisie: une analyse micro-econometrique
  • Les marchés internationaux des produits laitiers: évolution passée et perspectives
  • Les politiques d’appui au développement de la filière lait en Tunisie 

  • Note sur les ossibilités de réduction des coûts dans la filière tunisienne de lait 

    Table Ronde
  • Quelle coopération pour quel développement durable des filières laitières en Méditerranée? 

    Round Table
  • What Co-operation for what sustainable development of the dairy sectors in the Mediterranean area?
Conclusions and recommendations

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