Accession Number : AD0603361

Title :   COFFEE AND TRANSPORTATION IN NICARAGUA,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Radell,David R.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The development and extension of commercial coffee cultivation in Nicaragua has been related closely to advancements in the transportation system of the country. Although transportation improvement has substantially facilitated the expansions of commercial export agriculture, it has been fully effective only where fertile soil, proper climate, appropriate technology, and a demand for the product have been present in optimal combination. It is often assumed that the introduction of large-scale commercial agriculture to an area of inadequate transportation will inevitably lead to transport development. However, this assumption is not supported by the history of coffee-growing in Nicaragua.

Descriptors :   (*COFFEE, NICARAGUA), (*TRANSPORTATION, NICARAGUA), GEOGRAPHY, AGRICULTURE, ECONOMICS, COMMERCE, ROADS, CONSTRUCTION, RAILROADS, TROPICAL REGIONS, TERRAIN, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE