At the European level Greece and France account for 60 % of the goat milk production. Although the breeding systems are quite different in these countries, most of the goat milk is dedicated to the manufacture of traditional products. However, in order to respond to emerging consumers needs and dietary trends, Sees involved in the transformation of goat milk have to diversify their products. The aim of the exploratory phase is to prepare a Cooperative Research Project (CRAFT) that will allow this diversification. Goat milk functionality will be exploited in order to develop innovative products that bring either health benefits or improved convenience for the consumers. The exploratory phase comprises three additional objectives: a feasibility study to evaluate the state of the art in the field of goat milk products, an evaluation of the market potentialities and a novelty verification. Additional partners will be also recruited during the exploratory phase in order to add value to the project.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards