Bioxxi’s Bolivian Roots

Bolivia – A Landlocked Country in the South American Andes

Placed at the heart of South America, Bolivia is a land of extremes and a diverse geography that begins in the Andes high peaks of 6,542 meters above sea level, descends through the valleys down to the Amazon basin at around 90 meters above sea level. It is a dream for tourism and travelers, from Lake Titicaca in the north, via the high Andes, through La Paz (the capital), through villages rich in culture, down to the Amazonas river with its wild life, just have a look at some images here.

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Covering 1,098,581 square kilometers but with only 3.49% arable land, with close to 11.5 million inhabitants, 13.8% of the workforce are active in the agricultural sector. Bolivia’s diversity is not only in its geography, it is also present in its variety of ethnic groups with 30% Quechuas, 30% mixed race, 25% Aymara, and 15% Caucasians, as well as in a wealth of natural resources, including natural gas, petroleum, tin, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, gold, lead, timber, and is the world’s largest producer of chestnut.

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Bio XXI – The Bolivian Farmers, the Society and the Environment

At Coronilla, the company’s profitability is only the result of a holistic view of the society and the environment it operates in.

The ecosocial concept (in essence to incorporate benefits to the group while respecting nature in the process), see the farmers who provide the Andean cereals, the factory workers, the production plant, the diverse suppliers, and all of you, our customers, as one whole interdependent ecosystem. An ecosystem built around healthy food products in harmony with nature and society.

Quinoa producers are the farmers, rural communities, and farmer associations, within Bolivia’s Andean region, where traditionally quinoa grows and has been cultivated for centuries. Its traceability is achieved through the whole chain, starting with each quinoa batch acquired through a Certificate of Organic Transaction, passes through the controlled industrial process of the food products, and ends with the product certification put at the end consumer’s disposal.

Coronilla’s ecological vocation has its origin in the belief that there can be no real or lasting sustainability if damage is caused to the environment. Coronilla applies these concepts to the whole production processes, protecting and safeguarding the environment so that the activities are ecologically sustainable, in harmony with nature, starting from the production of Quinoa up to the final food product. Anything else would eventually destroy our lovely planet!