Columbia Exchange, also known as the “Great Exchange” refers toas massive global trade that emerged between the East and Westcontinents in exchange of goods and services between one another. Thehistory of the Columbian Exchange dates back in 1492 led byChristopher Columbus. In this era, the transactions involved twoworlds, the new world (America) and the old world (Eurasia andAfrica). New communication strategies were laid, and the process ofcolonization set in motion (Lucassen & Manning, 2010). TheColumbus created a business scenario that was dramatic, hence along-lasting effect on the world.
With the movement of people between continents, the flow of goodsincreased, gradually developing the much-anticipated wealth. Some ofthe goods that were being exchanged in this operation includetomatoes, potatoes, and the livestock animals such as donkeys, goats,and sheep. The trade in many varieties of crops and the domesticatedanimals occurred as a result of the development of different races inthe world. The Columbian Exchange introduced some livestock and cropsthat were unknown in some countries. Some organisms such asearthworms whose significant was unimaginable created proliferationsof the food crops through mixing the soils to attain appropriatenutrient content to support the growth of plants (Lucassen &Manning, 2010).
Columbian Exchange was increasing clear to many traders as itenlightened most of the most regions on the conducting reliablebusiness through delivery of goods to different premises. The ancienttransactions developed an orthodox connectivity to sustain anddevelop the business. That is what it is known to as globalization.The interaction and the mutual relations between nations was aninsight to web connectivity as a means of developing the world’sbusiness. Ecological, social and political issues led to theevaluation of greater models of business in order to increaseproductivity.
Lucassen, J., Lucassen, L., & Manning, P. (2010). Migrationhistory in world history:
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