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Bolivian Tea - Hope in an Adopted Crop (81 images)

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Deep in the fertile Yungas region of Bolivia, where the foothills of the Andes meet the Amazon basin, a small community has staked its future on a foreign plant. When the first tea seeds were brought to the village of Chimate over 50 years ago, the people set aside cultivation of their traditional staple, coca, and looked to tea as their future. The industry collapsed twice, but the people persisted, refusing to abandon their newly-adopted crop. Today, with the help of a remarkably...
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