The SCALA-MEDI project will optimise the sustainable use and conservation of local genetic resources from the Mediterranean region, focusing on adaptation to climatic conditions and consumer preferences.
The expertise and data from previous EU projects will be extended to the genetic and epigenetic characterisation of local resources and their adaptation to different production environments in three North African countries, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Tools and strategies will be developed to improve local breeds for sustainable production. Application of these tools will be demonstrated to farmers in diverse Mediterranean production systems.
SCALA-MEDI responds to PRIMA Call - Section 1 - Farming Systems 2020 - Topic 1.2.1 - Sub-topic A, by addressing sustainable breeding and valuation of local populations of the two most important livestock species for the Southern Mediterranean area: Sheep and Chicken
Mouton D'men dans un paturage a Tamenrasset
huppé de la téte
Jun 2023 - The annual meeting of the PRIMA SCALA MEDI project took place in Tunisia from June 5 to 8, 2023. During the meeting, there were presentations on the progress of the different Work Packages, various meetings, and two training sessions on animal sensors [...]
Feb. 2023 - Dr. Michèle Tixier Boichard, the co-coordinator of the SCALA MEDI project, visited Algeria. The visit was to take note of ITELV's work program progress and the finalization of upgrades to the rearing infrastructure at Tlemcen station for the local chicken project [...]
Apr. 2, 2022 - Conference on “Certification, digitalization and health prevention in support of extensive zootechnics” organized by A.I.A. [...]