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Rare Breeds’ Exhibition Madzharovo 2010

Fourteen farmers from Eastern Rhodopes presented their animals from rare indigenous breeds typical for this region on 27 November 2010 at the Rare Breeds' Exhibition in town of Madzharovo, Kardzhali region.

The exhibition was organized by the Dutch-Bulgarian New Thracian Gold project in collaboration with Association for Breeding Indigenous Breeds in Bulgaria and supported by Madzharovo municipality. Animals of six rare breeds of this region could be seen at Madzharovo 2010: Karakachan sheep, Karakachan horse, Karakachan dog, Bulgarian shepherd dog, Short horn cattle, Bulgarian grey cattle, Kalofer’s longhair goat. The animals were placed in boxes constructed from Corral system which was produced by the NTG project.

In the workshop during the exhibition the experts from breeding association and responsible agricultural agencies and the Ministry of Environment and Waters organized trainings for participants and guests in rare breeds breeding, rules, possibilities, law restrictions, regulations, etc. The experts in Natura 2000 from BSBP and UNDP-GEF project trained the farmers in environmental friendly farming.

The Rare breeds’ exhibition Madzarovo 2010 became a real feast of natural grazing and organic farming in Eastern Rhodopes that attracted many visitors from region and country. This event proved once again that the future of the area is the development of green economy and restoration of wildlife in cooperation with local people so the Eastern Rhodope will become an inspiring example of harmony between people and nature.






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