Project: Dairy Innovation for Mediterranean SME

Acronym DAINME-SME (Reference Number: 2018-SECTION1-FO2)
Duration 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021
Project Topic Dairy market on Mediterranean countries is substantially different from on east/north European countries. At the Mediterranean area, cow’s milk is mainly transformed to UHT milk and yogurts, and the other dairy production (principally ewe, but also goat and buffalo’s milk), is processed and transformed into cheeses (Manchego, Pecorino, Beyaz Peynir, Mozzarella, Feta). The milk production is scattered, with smaller dairies than in east/north European countries. Moreover, some territories are marine islands, which increase the transport difficulties for milk and whey. Smaller dairies and fragmented milk production results in smaller and less automatized factories, and in a minor whey valorisation, which is destined mainly to feed, or even discharged to rivers. With these circumstances, dairies have a low competitive behaviour, and they are unable to pay appropriately to dairy farmers.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
In Progress
Network PRIMA
Call Section 1 Call 2018 - Agro-Food Value Chain

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaria Coordinator Spain
2 Unión de Productores de Caprino Partner Spain
3 Ekonek S.L. Partner Spain
4 Food and Agro Industries Technology Center Partner Egypt
5 APEXAGRI Partner France
6 Alimenta Srl Partner Italy
7 SPREAD EUROPEAN SAFETY GEIE Partner Italy
8 Centre Technique Agroalimentaire Tunisian Partner Tunisia
9 EGE University Partner Turkey
10 ENKA SÜT VE GIDA MAMÜLLERI SANAYI VE TICARET A.S Partner Turkey