55. Ethnobotany and modern agrarian education in Bulgaria

Author: Desislava Dimitrova, Tsvetanka Raycheva

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Nowadays, there is a strong interest towards modern topics and tools in all aspects of the higher education. The ethnobotanical science provides approaches that are relevant to the needs for sustainable development of rural areas in Bulgaria and strengthens the links between biological and cultural diversity in the country. Ethnobotanical research can be summarized as follows: study of local varieties as a source for adapted and endurable planting material in areas with unfavourable climatic condition; study of local gastronomic knowledge and the use of local cultivated and wild plants and its implementation in the development of tourist animation in rural areas; use of the local natural resources for the development of smalt-scale food industries in parts of Bulgaria that are tacking.