Ag Around the World, Holly Spangler's 30 Day Blog Challenge

Columbian Diversity

Mountains account for much of the country of Columbia’s terrain, coupled with a wide variance of climate changes throughout the landmass. Both of these contribute to the country’s ability to produce a broad assortment of both tropical and temperate-climate crops. In fact, Columbia is not only known for their production of bananas, but also for their potato commodities. This is a rarity and considered incredibly unusual throughout most countries in the world.¬†Additionally, locally grown cotton supplies the expanding Columbian textile industry.

Columbia’s population is primarily agriculturally invested; therefore, the country is considered self-suficient in most essences. Aside from their other products, coffee and flower exports are some of the most major contributors to their economy and exports. One of the major factors that sets Columbian agriculture apart from many other countries is the variation of small and large farms. Over 60% of the farmers are considered incredibly small; whereas, the agrarian reform has pushed the rest of the country to expand and support larger commodity surpluses. Still, it seems that only rich farmers have the abilities to finance infrastructures, machinery, and fertilizers and pesticides.



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