• Explore the use of essential oils and plant extracts with antibacterial activities in diets of dairy cows to decrease the burden of mastitis, and increase feed efficiency, animal welfare and sustainability of milk production system.


• Improve the quality, including the shelf life of dairy products. MILKQUA is a cross-multidisciplinary project engaging 5 EU partners from 4 countries (France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal).

It will team with 5 Tunisian partners including livestock organization, academic and research institutions and dairy companies, with a high expertise in both fundamental and applied science, and will strongly rely on up-to-date system biology (both in vitro and in vivo assays) and OMICs methodologies. Synergy in communication and dissemination by the several Tunisian stakeholders will permit to reduce and monitor antimicrobial usage in livestock and improve both milk quality and quantity. MILKQUA will enhance the role of Tunisian dairy producers, as economic and environmental actors of the rural communities as purveyors of a sustainable food supply to consumers. MILKQUA will also lay the foundation of an accountable and dynamic system that will stimulate the economy to grow and promote prosperous and resilient communities across the country and elsewhere, providing new knowledge about the biological effects of natural compound that will be extended to other Mediterranean basin countries.

  • Improving daily handling practices by implementing an educational program and the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), providing farmers with customable tools as a sustainable resource of reducing mastitis and improving antimicrobial stewardship for dairy stakeholders that will enhance food security and viability of rural communities.

This project is part of the PRIMA programme supported by the European Union

partners / contact

Institut de l'Elevage

[ IDELE ]

FRANCE

Latifa Najar

Latifa Najar

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

[ INRAE ]

FRANCE

Saïd Bouhallab

Saïd Bouhallab

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

[ CSIC ]

Spain

Sonia Andres

Sonia Andres

Università degli Studi di Milano

[ UMIL ]

ITALY

Fabrizio Ceciliani

Fabrizio Ceciliani

University Porto - Faculty of Pharmacy

[ UPFF ]

PORTUGAL

David Pereira

David Pereira

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE

[ INRAT ]

TUNISIA

Hichem Bensalem

Hichem Bensalem

CENTRE DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE BORJ-CÉDRIA

[ CBBC ]

TUNISIA

Riadh Ksouri

Riadh Ksouri

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE OF SIDI THABET

[ ENMV ]

TUNISIA

Monia Dalloul

Monia Dalloul

Office de l'Elevage et des Pâturages

[ OEP ]

TUNISIA

Henda Hanafi

Henda Hanafi

SOCIÉTÉ TUNISIENNE DES INDUSTRIES ALIMENTAIRES

[ STIAL DÉLICE DANONE ]

TUNISIA

Soumaya Benslimane

Soumaya Benslimane

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news

MilkQua Flyer has arrived

2021-06-01

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MilkQua project has been selected to participate in ITA Innov contest

2021-02-24

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Finalization of the Flyer MilkQua

2020-10-09

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MilkQua project at the esRadio Castilla y León

2020-09-23

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MilkQua highlighted in the Spanish media

2020-09-16

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1st MilkQua project Steering Board Meeting on June 3rd and 4th

2020-06-03

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WP 2 - Tunisian mission of February 2020

2020-02-25

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WP 2 - 3rd Mission in Tunisia

2020-02-20

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Renato Pereira (UPFP) has joined the MilkQua Project !

2020-01-01

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IDELE Innovations Comice

2019-12-17

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WP 2 - Tunisian mission of July

2019-07-15

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3rd International Symposium - "Milk, driver of development"

2019-06-12

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MilkQua Kick-Off Meeting - Paris, 2019

2019-04-17

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1st Stakeholders Meeting (Tunis, Tunisia)

2019-04-08

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WP 2 - 1st Mission in Tunisia

2019-04-08

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PRIMA Kick-Off Meeting - 2018 Projects

2018-06-20

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events

2021-09-27

MilkQua project annual Steering Board - 27th/28th September 2021 at Lodi

2021-06-20

WORLD MICROBE FORUM

Latifa Najar (IDELE), Coordinator of MilkQua project will give a mini-conference at the World Microbe Forum the 20th June 2021 between 8:15 - 9:00 AM on the subject : "Using Essential Oils in Livestock". The conference's topic is : Learning from Nature to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance: Network Pharmacology with Plant and Fungal Antibacterials

2021-06-01

19th Conference on animal production

Several members of MilkQua project participated in the 19th Conference on animal production organized by AIDA the 1st and 2nd June. They discussed about the effect of oregano essential oil could be replicated by mixing the pure compounds that are part of the natural formula.

👉 Download the paper of the conference

2021-03-19

MILKQUA SCIENTIFIC WEBINAR (19th March 2021)

The consortium of MilkQua project met on the 19th March 2021 for the 1st project's Scientific Meeting. 

 

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2020-06-03

1st MilkQua Project Steering Board Meeting (June 3rd-4th, 2020)

The MilkQua Project has hold its First project Steering Board Meeting on June 3rd and 4th afternoons, on a virtual meeting, in replacement of the initially planned meeting in Lodi (Italy). All partners were present. Twenty two participants were counted.

2019-12-17

IDELE Innovations Comice 2019

On 17 December 2019 in Paris, the French Livestock Institute organised its second Comice des Innovations et des Partenariats.

2019-06-12

3rd Senegal Meeting : “Milk, a factor of development "

2019-06-03

Prima Kick-off meeting in Montpellier

2019-04-17

Kick-off MilkQua Project

The kick off meeting of the MilkQua project took place in Paris on April 17, 2019. This launch was organized by Latifa Najar from Institut de l'Élevage.

documents

10 - MilkQua Flyer _ Version EN

10 - MilkQua Flyer _ Version FR

10 - MilkQua Flyer _ Version TU

11 - MilkQua Scientific Webinar presentation : OMICs approaches : a deeper look in microRNAs in the immunity of ruminant mammary gland

12 - Investigation of selected essential oils antibacterial potentials - BMAT 2021 - May 28-30th

13 - Milk Quality along the Dairy Chain for a Safe and Sustainable Milk - Abstract from the 3rd meeting on "Le lait, vecteur de développement"

1 - MilkQua - Presentation "Milk, a factor of developpment" (Dakar - June, 2019)

2 - MilkQua - Abstract "Milk, a factor of developpment" (Dakar - June, 2019)

3 - First MilkQua Poster

4 - JUNE 20 / MilkQua - 1st Project Steering Board Meeting (June 3rd-4th, 2020) - Press release (EN)

5 - JUNE 20 / MilkQua - 1st Project Steering Board Meeting (June 3rd-4th, 2020) - Press release (FR)

6 - JUNE 20 / MilkQua - 1st Project steering board meeting - Video + All presentations

7 - Second MilkQua poster

9 - EAAP abstract "Dietary administration of oregano essential oilto newborn dairy calves improves feed efficiency and weight during the suckling period"

9 - EAAP abstract "The effect of natural essential oils and synthetic essential oils on ruminal fermentation"

MilkQua project annual Steering Board 2021: partners presentations

MilkQua project annual Steering Board 2021: Photos

MilkQua project Newsletter_First issue March2021

MilkQua Project Newsletter_Second issue October 2021

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