Sunday, 6 December, 2015
The dairy industry of Saudi commitment camel farm in Fuerteventura "DromeMilk".
Researchers, universities and industries in Arabia Saudi, Barcelona and the Canary Islands come together today, Sunday, December 6th to cooperate in research and marketing of camel milk in Fuerteventura. They strengthen they cooperative relationship to study this renowned dairy in the world.
Which it is known as one of the dromeday farms larger in Europe, "DromeMilk" in Fuerteventura today signed the renewal of its prestigious research agreement in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) which was originated in 2010 with the name "DROMEDAIRY". Being its main objective the study of bioactive molecules of camel milk and appreciation of their functional properties to help to control glucose levels in diabetics and fat formation.
In this renewal joins one of the most important moments to mark an international career for camel dairy industry in Spain, as the research project will incorporate two new institutions, the University of Las Palmas and King Saud University of Arabia Saudi. In this way the majorero project is opened to international collaborations with which it is intended to increase the staff and the means to investigate.
This act of collaboration has been sealed before the intervention of the president of the Council of Fuerteventura, Marcial Morales, mayor of Pájara Rafael Perdomo and the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Juan Estarico, with the general director of the Canarian Government Don Cristobal David de Vera.
Those researchers who have joined us from King Saud University are known for their project awarded within the National Strategic Research Plan of Arabia Saudi with project number 13-AGR 1 / 59-02 called "Bioactive components of dromedary camel milk". The principal investigators of the project are professors Dr. AlShaikh, Dr. Aljumaah and Dr. Ayadi. As partners of this project are in addition doctors Gerardo Caja and Ahmed Salama of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and doctorand Elena Diaz-Medina. By the University of Las Palmas, are participating doctors Anastasio Arguello and Naomi Castro, with their research team.
Teamwork, gathering objectives by all institutions is what you want with the signing of this agreement. Arabia Saudi, with a population of about 1 million camels, the third largest producer of camel milk has a great experience in handling these animals for milk production, and in the study of the properties of milk camel. Currently intensive dairy farms camels are expanding, offering to the market innovative dairy products (cheese, ice cream, chocolate...).
Among the activities carried out during their visit to the island of Fuerteventura, it has special relevance the tour made in Group Maxorata facilities in Llanos de la Higuera. Visitors have valued highly the quality of the production process and the traceability measures implemented. They've also valuated the quality of dairy products obtained. Innovative ideas have emerged, such as throwing to the markets dairy products made from goat-milk mixtured with camel milk.
All this is expected to contribute to a better understanding of the health benefits of such a unique product linked to tradition and culture of the island of Fuerteventura; and the development of new applications in the Canary and global food industry.
This project will provide alternatives for innovative livestock sector, the pharmaceutical and food industries, to address the situation of climate change with species adapted to extreme conditions, which can lead to new business developments according to their results.