Supporting the Mediterranean dairy sector: the LACTIMED project showcases Egyptian, Greek, Lebanese, Italian and Tunisian producers at French food festival

Visitors of the M.A.D. food festival, to be held in Montpellier from 27 to 29 March, will have this year the opportunity to meet dairy producers from Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Italy and Tunisia and discover typical cheeses from these countries.

Organized in the framework of the "Weeks of Mediterranean Typical Dairy Products", the stand of the LACTIMED project will offer several activities including: degustation, cooking workshops, business meetings for professionals, discovery of the project pilot territories and meetings with dairy sector actors.

The "Weeks of the Mediterranean Typical Dairy Products" are one of the activities implemented by the LACTIMED project in order to highlight the men and women of the dairy sector and promote typical products - including cheese and yoghurt - on local, national and international markets.

From October to November 2014, the LACTIMED project took part in agro-food sector fairs in Turin, Tunis, Beirut, Cairo and Athens. The M.A.D. food festival will be showcase the typical flavours characterizing the 5 Mediterranean regions involved in the project: Alexandria and Beheira, Egypt; Bekaa and Baalbeck-Hermel, Lebanon; Bizerte and Beja, Tunisia ; Sicily, Italy ; Thessaly, Greece.

LACTIMED in brief
The LACTIMED project aims to strengthen the production and distribution of typical dairy products in the Mediterranean region through the coordination of local industries, the support to dairy producers and the promotion of their products on local and international markets. In order to reach these goals, a Mediterranean network will be created to increase the commercial value of these products, to foster the integration of local value chains as well as to strengthen the production and promotion on national and international markets.

Aurélien Baudoin
Project manager
ANIMA Investment Network
Tel: +33 (0)4 96 11 67 63 

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