Trip to the Chapare: the Coca Industrialization Factory

We also had a chance to visit a coca industrialization factory, that makes coca liquor, coca cookies, coca candies, and coca flour. Unfortunately, because of the international prohibition on coca leaf in the UN Single Prohibition on Narcotic Drugs, developing an export market for these products has been very been very difficult.



We talked to the second leader of the Yungas Federation of Coca Growers, who explained their history, organization, and current hopes for development of a market for legal coca products.



List of coca products produced at the factory includes Christmas pastries, coca liquor, coca candies, and coca hair gel.


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