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7th Meeting of the Management Board of the CAMELMILK project has been held in Zagreb, Croatia

The 7th meeting of the Management Board of the CAMELMILK project ,,Boost the production, processing and consumption of camel milk in the Mediterranean basin” has been held in Zagreb on June 7th and 8th, 2022.

Interview with Mr. Atakan Koç, a professor at Adnan Menderes University

After very successful World Agriculture Fair that was held in Paris, we had an interview with Mr. Atakan Koç, a professor at Adnan Menderes University (ADU) who has 27 years of experience about large animal (cattle, buffalo, camel) production, reproduction, management, milk and meat production and milk and meat quality. Mr. Koç has experience about raw milk quality, affecting factors, milk constituents, hygienic quality of raw milk, somatic cell count, and he is focused on camel milk production and reproduction. He is also an author and co-author of more than 50 publications.

Interview with Ms. Amira Narimane Aouchria at World Agriculture Salon

At the World Agriculture Salon that was recently held in Paris, we also talked with Ms. Amira Narimane Aouachria who is a holder of a veterinary medicine from the University of Batna in Algeria, has 17 years of experience in this field, and 11 years in the field of camel breeding. She has started production monitoring pasteurized camel milk since the creation in 2016 of the first dairy specialized in camel milk and these derivatives in Algeria. She participated in several events on camel breeding and products from this animal in Algeria.

CAMELMILK project organised a conference during the presence of CAMELMILK project on the International Agricultural Fair 2022

Representatives of CAMELMILK Project ,,Boost the production, processing and consumption of camel milk in the Mediterranean basin” participated at 58th edition of the International Agricultural Show that is being held at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, Paris, from 26th of February to 6th of March 2022.

CamelMILK Project at World Agricultural Show in Paris

During World Agricultural Show in Paris we had three short interviews. First one is with Ms. Marta Garron, CamelMilk project coordinator, second with Mr. Christian Schoettl, mayor of the commune of Janvry in France and third one with Mr. Bernard Faye, an independent International Camel Expert, FAO consultant.

Cheese making training held at Tedjane dairy factory in Algeria

A training on cheese making!

Camels at the International Agricultural Show

Join us at World agriculture salon with renowned veterinarians, scientists and breeders from France, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Algeria and Turkey from 26th February to 6th March 2022. in Paris.

Dairy products produced from camel milk were exhibited in Incirliova

Products made from camel milk were exhibited in the Incirliova district of Aydın (Turquey). Products such as cheese, yogurt and buttermilk made from camel milk were featured at the kick-off meeting. President Kaya stated that the products produced are currently exported to 7 countries.

POSSIBILITIES TO PRODUCE YOGHURT FROM CAMEL MILK

Recently, the use of camel milk has increased as a new and alternative animal protein source for human consumption. However, there are some differences in the composition of camel milk compared with other kind of milk sources. One of these differences is that camel milk contains in high concentrations of antimicrobial agents such as lysozyme, lactoferrin, lacto-peroxidase and immunoglobulins. In many studies, it was reported that camel milk is not suitable for production of fermented milk, especially for yoghurt, due to the high concentration of antimicrobial substances.

Agreement for the commercialization of camel milk products in France

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has just confirmed new agreements for the marketing of camel milk produced in France, responding to the request of the president of the French Federation of Camels, Olivier Philipponneau; Doctor Bernard Faye, pioneer scientist of camel milk throughout the world and vice-president of the French Federation of Camels; and the director of the company Camel-Idea and vice-president of the French Federation of Camels, Fabrice Weecksteen.

An important regulatory goal in Argelia by Amina Narimane

Camel milk has a high content of basic nutrients (proteins, lipids, lactose), of vitamin C and niacin. Its powerful natural protective system (lysozyme, lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin,
immunoglobulins and proteose-peptones3) distinguish it from other milks and make it a superfood.

Training at DROMEMILK, the biggest camel farm in Europe

Last October, the Director General for Livestock of the Government of the Canary Islands, Thaishet Fuentes, as well as regional and local authorities of Fuerteventura, accompanied the management team of Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura and the delegation of CAMELMILK, who visited the island and the camel farm DROMEMILK.

Dromemilk farm: next step

The delegation third board meeting will take place in Fuerteventuras farm, DROMEMILK, from Oasis Wildlife (Spain). The partners will make there, a technical study on the current status of this farm, the biggest one on Europe and analyzas next steps on the WP of the project.

The camel, a symbol of turkish culture

Also, the Camelmilk team visited, accompanied by authorities and project partners, the Incirliova camel fights, a tradition firmly rooted in the country and an event that Unesco proposes to include in its list of world cultural heritages.

Second board meeting in Turkey

The partners celebrate the Second Board Meeting on Turkey on January 2020, where they analyze the developments on the project and visited different camel farms guided by the principal partners of the country and public personalities: Mr. Atakan Koç (ADU), Mr. Aytekin Kaya (KAYA) and Mr. Eray Gönülaçar (OVACIK).

Aytekin Kaya (KAYA BROTHERS CAMEL FARM)

“This project will prove to the world that the camel is an animal that exists in the agricultural sector, such as a cow or a sheep”

Bernard Faye interview

Bernard Faye has a long standing expertise with camel farming in more than 45 countries, like as a FAO consultant in Saudi Arabia at the Camel Research Centers of Al-Jouf or Kharj. As an international camel expert, he analyzes in this interview the present and the future of the CAMELMILK project.

Labellisation du lait de chamelle : finalisation du projet

En vue de l’obtention du label de qualité ʺAppellation d’origine contrôléeʺ du lait de chamelle pasteurisé pour la wilaya Wilaya d’El-Oued,une réunion de coordination a été organisée récemment pour finaliser le projet ʺCamel Milkʺ,lequel vise à améliorer la production, la transformation et la consommation de lait de chamelle dans la région méditerranéenne.

ALGERY MISSION, Camel farm visits

FAYE and IRTA visit Algery to make a technical study on the current status of the camel farms.

TURKEY MISSION, Camel farm visits

FAYE and IRTA visit Turkey to make a technical study on the current status of the camel farms.

CAMELMILK in EAAP Congress (Ghent)

An oral presentation of CAMELMILK project was included in EAAP Congress

CAMELMILK project, Kick-off Meeting. We are working!

CAMELMILK Kick-off Meeting in IRTA Monells (Girona, Spain), 23-24th July 2019

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