COCA - Latin American Crops and their importance Coca...

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Latin American Crops and their importance Coca plants - Grown in tropical valleys, “inter-montane” valleys - Valleys are inland, near the mountain chains. - Protected by lots of precipitations - Geographical limitations to where it can be grown, notwithstanding some strains that can be grown in more places - Wide ecological range - 3-4 harvests a year (very high) - Gives energy, relieves headaches, and reduces hunger and fatigue. Areas - Colombia: Putumayo…not traditionally consumed here though - Peru: Huallaga Valley - Bolivia: Yungas and Chapare Reasons and economics - You either grow it legally for personal/local consumption - Or its illegal to grow it for extraction and profits…leads to violent practices and shifty cartels o Grown in far out, faraway places (national parks) which aren’t regularly monitored by people or officials o Grown in tougher ecological areas, more marginal environments. Topography is rougher on the plant - Low production costs, once they are set and you treat them fairly correctly, they will survive - Strong, high demand. o
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