Albania

A Reservoir of Ethnobotanical Knowledge Informs Resilient Food Security and Health Strategies in the Balkans
By: Cassandra L. Quave & Andrea Pieroni
Nature Plants
(2015) DOI: 10.1038
Key words: Agroecology, Gorani, Albanians, Ethnobotany
https://www.nature.com/articles/nplants201421
While all peoples are nested in their environments, their decisions and actions are mediated by culturally constructed values, beliefs and priorities. Ethnobotanical methods can show how different ethnic groups living within the same geographic landscape interact with environmental resources. Here, authors explore the impact of culture on ethnobotanical knowledge, and practice on local food security and human health in northeastern Albania.

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