The objectives of development should be integrated into drug policies, particularly in developing countries. Crop eradication should not be carried out unless alternative livelihoods and the infrastructure on which they depend have been put in place first. In addition, the effectiveness of drug policies must be gauged against developmental and human security criteria.
A new publication from SIGAR suggests that the United States' ineffective policies and efforts to reduce opium cultivation in Afghanistan dramatically affected vulnerable populations who either grow or consume opium and continue to suffer immensely.
IDPC expresses concern about Commissioner Gaviria's endorsement of a presidential candidate whose proposals on drug policy are in stark contrast with the ones made by the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
In a joint statement released on 28 May 2018, Myanmar opium farmers demand the Government to stop to the arrests and criminalizing of opium farmers and instead implement development programs that provide services and assistance to farmers in poverty whose fields are constantly being eradicated.
OSF explores the potential that the coca leaf holds and sets out the parameters for a system that could significantly expand coca industrialization in a manner that makes the most of its social, political, economic, and environmental benefits.