Call for Abstract for International Workshop on Camel Dairy Technologies

 

The School of Animal and Range Sciences   through Haramaya Camel Dairy Project  has plan to conduct International Workshop on Camel Dairy Technologies from July 7-8, 2016

Workshop background

Camels are popular domestic animals in arid and semiarid regions of Africa and the Middle East. About 70-80% of world camel population is owned by East African pastoralist and agro-pastoralist. Being an East African country, Ethiopia had 4.5 million camel population and rank the second in the world. Of those, 92% of them are found in Somalia and Afar region of Ethiopia. Camels are mainly kept as dairy animals, but also used for meat production and for transportation. Camel milk is mainly consumed raw in the local area without the use of modern processing and distribution channels. Camel milk is one of the staple daily foods for pastoralist, agro-pastoralist and most communities residing at the nearby areas. Processing of camel milk into different dairy product and extending the shelf-life of those products has been perceived to be difficult and impossible as a result of the inherent compositional difference in comparison to other dairy animals. Hence, the development of camel dairy industry was in sluggish pace of emergence. However, trough the use of modern biotechnological findings and technological unit operations there are progresses in processing camel milk into different dairy products such as  production of fermented camel milk, cheese, extending the shelf-life of the milk and milk products has gone further steps. Therefore, sharing those fundamental findings, experiences and practical knowledge’s will have immense contribution to further develop new camel dairy products and to enable the camel producers to be competent in the dairy industry. It will also create awareness among the stakeholders for the future development of camel dairy industry.

 The objective of this workshop is to share experiences and major achievements in camel dairy technologiesand to suggest the ways forward for the future development of the sector. The mode of the workshop will be public lectures by invited international scientist, presentation of different research findings on camel dairy technology related areas, panel discussion of senior scientists with expertises and entrepreneurs in the sector and exhibitions of some of the dairy products from camel milk. In this workshop a platform of contact between expertise, entrepreneurs, pastoralist and peoples working in the area will be created. Hence, the workshop will provide an opportunity for sharing and exchanging information and experiences in developing feasible camel dairy technologies.

 2. Themes of the Workshop

Theme 1. Dairy Product Development Technologies

  • Unit operation in camel milk processing
  • Cheese product development from camel milk
  • Fermented milk product development from camel milk
  • Butter  making from camel milk

Theme 2. Quality and Safety Aspect of Camel Milk

  • Physicochemical qualities
  • Microbiological qualities
  • Organoleptic qualities and properties
  • Camel milk preservation methods

Theme 3.Socio-Economics and Value  Chain of Camel Milk and Milk Products

  • Marketing and value chain
  • Roles of camel milk in pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihood

 Organized By:

  • Haramaya University, Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs

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  • College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

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  •  School of Animal and Ranges  Sciences

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Contact Persons

  1. Mitiku Eshetu (PhD)

Assistant Professor

Email: eshetumit@yahoo.com

Phone: +251-920894621

Haramaya University

Ethiopia

  1. Egon Bech Hansen (Prof.)

Email: eghb@food.dtu.dk

Phone:  +45-51713881

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

  1. Yonas Hailu (Mr.)

Email: yonashailu421@gmail.com

Phone: +251-911705851

Haramaya University

Ethiopia

Invited International Scientist and Keynote Speakers

Full Name Sector Affiliations
1 Prof. Bernard Faye Consultant International camel expert, FAO consultant
Prof. Leo Meile Academician/ Researcher ETH, Zurich University
3 Prof. Richard Ipsen Academician/ Researcher University of Copenhagen
4 Prof. Karsten Bruun Qvist Academician/ Researcher University of Copenhagen
5 Dr. Eyassu Seifu Academician/ Researcher Camel Dairy Researcher
6 Dr. Gaukhar Konuspayeva Academician/ Researcher International camel expert, FAO consultant
7 Prof. Stefan Kappler Academician/ Researcher ETH, Zurich University
8 Prof. Egon Bech Hansen Academician/ Researcher Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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