Approximately 50 producers of coca leaves, cannabis and opium poppy from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia and more than 20 experts and NGO representatives gathered at this first world forum in Barcelona, Spain from January 29 to 31, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Organized by CERAI, the forum provided a space for sharing experiences and reflecting on ways to protect the human rights of affected communities and promote alternative models of sustainable development.