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Tree saving project

The Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Association (DRAP) is developing a project intended to save several varieties of fruit trees in the region (from extinction).

The work focuses essentially on traditional varieties of citrus, carob, almond, fig, loquat, pomegranate, and apple trees.

A spokesman from DRAP said: “We want to ensure that these species of Algarvean trees don’t disappear. We hope to count on the collaboration of all farmers in the region.”

The project costs €153,000 and is reimbursed by European funds and runs until 2015.