Coca farmers are wanting to engage with the national illicit crop substitution programme. But patience is wearing thin. They need viable alternatives, now.
Ana Maria Arjona, former director of CESED at the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia talks about the importance of policy and public engagement for transforming illicit drug economies into sustainable peacetime economies.
Social leader Marco Rivadeneira was murdered during the COVID-19 mayhem – intimidation has not ceased as has been reported.
Camilo Acero Vargas, Political Scientist at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia talks about the positive and negative impacts of coca economies for farmers.
Francisco Gutierrez from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, talks about how issues related to drugs and conflict, and how best to tackle illicit economies, are not only about policy, but also about politics.
Experts share insights from fieldwork in the drug-affected borderlands of Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar at the SOAS Development Studies Seminar.
This blog shares the key results of a survey with coca farmers in two of Colombia’s highest coca producing regions.
A summary of academic research from Latin America published in 2018 on public policies to address organised crime related to drug trafficking.