Illegal Crops Force Farmers to Take Tough Decisions



In many developing countries, the producers of illicit crops are subsistence farmers who lack the resources or means to switch to alternative harvests. Drug eradication programs have frequently been criticized for ignoring the often legitimate uses of these crops and the devastating effects that their policies have had on individual producers. In this project we investigate the legitimacy of these claims.
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The Making of "Finding Machucoca"

  •  Bolivia
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Afghan Farmers’ Livelihoods Decline Under Poppy Ban

  •  Afghanistan
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Bolivian Defends Traditional Coca Production

  •  Bolivia
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Coca Producers Defend Industry, Culture

  •  Spain
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International Outlook on Dutch Drug Policy

  •  Netherlands
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The Answer to Drug Dealers

  •  United States
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Springtime in North Korea

  •  North Korea
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