Crops Grown in Santa Cruz Department

by JJ
(USA)

Does anyone know what type of crops are grown in the Santa Cruz department? Also, what is the soil type there? Another, thing I was interested in knowing about is I noticed there are some cigarette manufacturers in Bolivia. Does anyone know what regions of Bolivia tobacco is grown? I was also wondering are there any cigar producers in Bolivia or is there only cigarette producers?

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Crops Grown in Santa Cruz Department
by: BoliviaBella

Santa Cruz produces 64% of all the food in Bolivia including crops and many other products (livestock, etc.) This department is known for:

Soybeans, cotton, sugar cane, sunflowers, beans, corn, wheat, rice, peanuts, potatoes, lots of fruit (such as pineapples and many citrus fruits, mangos, avocados, tomatoes, and many exotic fruits), coffee to some extent, and agroforestry products such as lumber but also hearts of palm and brazil nuts, açai berry, and many other products.

There is some tobacco grown in the area of Mairana, Santa Cruz. You may be able to find more information in this Euromonitor report on Tobacco in Bolivia:

http://www.euromonitor.com/Tobacco_in_Bolivia

That I know of, CITSA is the only cigarette manufacturer in Bolivia, making brands such as Derby, L&M, Casino, Astoria and Master under license from Philip Moris International.

CITSA-COMPALIA INDUSTRIAL DE TABACOS S.A.0
3 Anillo Interno No. 25
Bolivia - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Teléfono(s) : (591) (33) 3425999
Fax : (591) (33) 3425968

However, the online yellow pages list three companies here

http://www.paginasamarillas.com/Cigars-and-Tobacco/bolivia/English_1_2.aspx

Santa Cruz is also prime cattle country so beef and meat products are big business in addition to pork and chicken.

As drug trafficking (cocaine) has increased in huge amounts over the past 5 years, we are now beginning to see a new crop that wasn't previously grown here - coca.

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