Bolivia And Its Effects On The Country

1342 Words Dec 31st, 2015 6 Pages
For years, across many nations, coffee has assumed many forms and roles. It has been a staple of trade, tradition and religion, a cause of political and social controversy, a source of income and inspiration, a simple pick-me-up and also, a binder of relationships of a wide variety. In Bolivia, coffee plays a prominent and ubiquitous role in its culture, history and function with a presence and control over all of these aforementioned aspects; it may not be the largest supplier of coffee, however, this fact does not in any way mitigate its colossal impact on the country.
Bolivia is a grossly under-developed country, yet is very rich in natural resources and it is self sufficient (for the most part) in terms of being agriculturally sustainant, excluding wheat. Bolivia is location can be found in the western region of South America and spans across an area of 1,098,581 square kilometers, translating to roughly 424164.5 square miles. The Andes Mountains consist of two ranges of which stretch across western Bolivia and frames the country’s primary geographic regions; the west’s mountainous highlands and Altiplano, the semi-tropical Yungas and the temperate valleys found in the eastern mountain slopes of which is where a majority (95%) of coffee production consists and mostly populated by governmental land reforms of which are redistributed back to rural farming families, and the tropical lowlands spanning across both the northern and eastern regions of the country, commonly…
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