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2003 - 153 p.
p. 147-150  

Changing existing production systems to meet the demands for certification of quality products

Georgoudis A.

The project presented in the paper has been initiated in the region of Epirus after the past food crises in the EU countries and the increasing demands of consumers for quality and biological products. Epirus is located in northwestern Greece and is known for its traditional livestock farming, practised mostly in semi-mountainous and mountainous marginal areas. The objectives are to develop breeding programs for the local goats and sheep populations, raised in several districts of the Epirus region. The improved animals will be utilized as suitable genetic material for producing high quality certified meat and milk. Other objectives of the project are to adapt the production system to the demands of certification for quality and to organize the markets for the products. The application of the project will contribute to the overall fair development of the region, as multiple benefits in the activities of the community are being expected.



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Georgoudis A. Changing existing production systems to meet the demands for certification of quality products. In : Gabiña D. (ed.), Sanna S. (ed.). Breeding programmes for improving the quality and safety of products. New traits, tools, rules and organization?. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2003. p. 147-150. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 55). Meeting of the Sub-Network on Genetic Resources of the FAO-CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research and Development Network on Sheep and Goats, 2002/05/9-11, Sassari (Italy). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/a55/03600075.pdf