Animal feed to be given to farmers affected by fires

in Algarve · 16-08-2018 09:55:00 · 0 Comments
Animal feed to be given to farmers affected by fires

Silves council has said it will be distributing, in collaboration with the Algarve Regional Directorate for Agriculture and Fisheries (DRAP Algarve), animal feed to farmers whose land was affected by the devastating fires last week.

This is a first line of support provided by the municipality, which has already begun, also in collaboration with DRAP Algarve, Social Services, the municipal vet and other institutes, mapping which farms were affected by last week’s blaze, and logging the damage caused.
“The process of logging losses will allow a better definition of the support measures to be undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture, so declarations presented at this stage do not constitute an application for the support that may be made available”, DRAP Algarve clarified in a statement, adding the process currently under way “does not dispense with the subsequent submission of a formal application”.

The next step in the process will be the definition of support measures and the official opening of the application process, on which the Government is already working, with the aim of starting the recovery process as soon as possible.
Anyone whose land was damaged and believes they are eligible for support should contact Tiago Raposo, secretary of Silves council’s deputy mayor, with their name, number of animals, species of animal (cows, sheep or other) and location of the farm property, on mobile 914 438 750, telephone 282 440 801, or email


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