The SABOREA project was approved by the Management Committee of the INTERREG V-A MAC 14-20 Territorial Cooperation Programme, in which APCA is a member, along with 4 other Madeiran entities, namely ACIF, the Regional Directorate of Tourism, ACAPORAMA and the University of Madeira. The remaining partners are distributed between the Azores and the Canary Islands, also including entities from Cape Verde, Senegal and Mauritania.
The SABOREA project, to be carried out between January 2020 and December 2021, as part of Axis 4 of the programme (Conserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency), dedicated to investment priority 6.1 (Conservation, protection, promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage), aims to carry out a survey in the participating regions with regard to their gastronomic heritage, with a view to recovering and enhancing old food conservation habits and food products as a way of adding value to local produce, diversifying the bases of food and increasing healthy eating habits. With a view to promoting gastronomic and sustainable tourist destinations, the project provides for the study and systematisation of practices associated with the gastronomic history of each region, bringing to contemporary ancestral practices and knowledge in a logic of bringing to tourism what is genuine in the gastronomic tradition of each region, with the general goal of creating a gastronomic brand of Macaronesia whose dissemination will be centered on an online platform, also intending to create a set of gastronomic routes in the different regions, editorial works and new menus that will include the results of surveys and research on local food.
Within the scope of the project, it will be APCA's responsibility to work on all the component related to the practices associated with the gastronomic tradition in Madeira, namely with concerning the socio-cultural, literary and musical component.