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  1. The Farmer's voice at UNGASS

    28 October 2016
    Multi-media
  2. The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP)

    28 October 2016
    Report

    The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of coca leaf, opium poppy and cannabis plants are lacking in the global debate on drug policy reform in general and were at risk of being excluded from the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) 2016 on The World Drug Problem.

  3. Paraguay: The cannabis breadbasket of the Southern Cone

    • Guillermo Garat
    03 October 2016
    Policy briefing

    Paraguay is the principal producer of cannabis in South America. Despite its importance as a supplier of cannabis in South America, there has been a surprising absence of serious studies of its impact on its own society, and on the play of offer and demand in neighbouring countries.

  4. The opium bulbs of Myanmar: drug crop or lifeline for poor farmers?

    22 June 2016
    In the media

    The Guardian - Rural development programmes to wean poppy farmers off their illicit crop contend with lack of roads, water and power in remote areas plagued by militias

  5. စတုတၳအႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူမ်ားညီလာခံ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

    10 May 2016
    Report

    ကယားျပည္နယ္၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္အေရွ႕ပိုင္း၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္းႏွင့္ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္တို႔မွ ကယား၊ ကယန္း ရွမ္း၊ ပအို၀္း၊ လားဟူ၊ တအာင္း(ပေလာင္)၊ ကခ်င္ဘိန္းစိုက္ ေတာင္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားက ၎တို႔ ေန႔တဓူ၀ရင္ဆိုင္ေတြ႔ႀကံဳေနရသည့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ား ကို ေဆြးေႏြးတိုင္ပင္ရန္၊ အေတြ႔အႀကံဳမ်ားကို ႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ရန္ႏွင့္ မိမိတို႔ ႀကံဳေတြ႔ရလ်က္ရွိသည့္ ျပႆနာရပ္မ်ားကို ေျဖရွင္းႏိုင္မည့္ နည္းလမ္းမ်ားကို ရွာေဖြေဖာ္ထုတ္ရန္ အတြက္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ကယားျပည္နယ္၏ ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္လြိဳင္ေကာ္၌ အတူတကြ ေတြ႔ဆံုစည္းေ၀းခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။

  6. Statement of the 4th Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum

    10 May 2016
    Report

    Opium farmers and representatives of their communities came together to discuss the challenges they face in their lives, and to share experiences and find ways to solve their problems. This is their statement. 

  7. Advocacy groups call for drug policy reset ahead of UN meeting

    07 April 2016
    In the media

    Myanmar Times - Repressive drug laws and corruption have contributed to Myanmar’s spiralling narcotics problem, according to advocacy groups, who are calling on the new government to launch a change of policy.

  8. Pat Ja San: A controversial mission

    21 March 2016
    In the media

    A group of sickle-wielding vigilantes made its way through Myanmar’s northern Kachin State in January and February, clearing poppy fields nearly ready to be harvested in a quest to end production of the illicit drug. The mission turned farmers whose livelihoods were being cut down into angry and, at times, armed adversaries.

  9. Video: Growers of prohibited plants in Heemskerk

    14 March 2016
    Multi-media

    Producers of prohibited plants face conflict from authorites and the drug market itself. Their communities are stigmatized, criminalized and incarcerated. UN Global drug policy can change this by listening to their demands. Watch our video of the third Global Forum where producers shared experiences and knowledge and ultimately drafted the 'Heemskerk Declaration'

  10. Opium meets Development: Exploring the Opium Question in Contemporary Afghanistan

    • Mariam Morid
    04 February 2016
    Paper

    In light of the April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS), a change of the global order on drug policy should be made. Any outcome of UNGASS  will have essential developmental impacts on Afghanistan’s economy and especially on those involved in the agricultural production side of the opium economy that is farmers and farm-workers.

     

  11. The Heemskerk Declaration

    25 January 2016
    Declaration

    In a global meeting small scale farmers of cannabis, coca and opium from 14 countries discussed their contribution to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS). The UNGASS will discuss all aspects of global drug control policies, including the worldwide ban on the cultivation of coca, poppy and cannabis, an issue the Global Farmers Forum demands that their voices be heard and taken into account.

  12. Opium poppy farmers reject crop ban, war on drugs

    25 January 2016
    In the media

    Myanmar Times - Opium poppy farmers from Myanmar attending an international conference on “prohibited plants” have rejected a ban on growing their crops and urged an end to forced eradication.

  13. Ook drugsboeren willen einde aan 'war on drugs'

    22 January 2016
    In the media

    NOS op 3 - Zestig internationale drugsboeren bij elkaar - in het Noord-Hollandse Heemskerk. Allemaal worden ze getroffen door harde maatregelen vanuit hun landelijke overheid, maatregelen uit de internationale war on drugs - ingezet vanuit de VS. 

  14. Drugsboeren willen eind aan ‘war on drugs’

    22 January 2016
    Multi-media

    NPO Radio 1 - Ze verbouwen cannabis, coca of opium. Hun vaders deden dat al, hun opa’s en zelf willen ze dat het liefst ook hun hele leven doen, de drugsboeren.. De afgelopen twee dagen zijn zo’n zestig drugsboeren uit Zuid- en Midden-Amerika, Afrika en Azië in Heemskerk bijeen voor een congres. Vandaag komen ze met de slotconclusie, want ze willen een einde aan de ‘war on drugs’. Pien Metaal, organisator van het congres, over de 'War on drugs'.

  15. Drugsboeren komen samen in Heemskerks Kasteel Assumburg

    22 January 2016
    In the media

    RTV NH -  Zo'n veertig drugsboeren uit vijftien landen, goed voor honderden hectares marihuanaplanten, cocaplanten en papaverplanten, zijn vandaag en morgen bij elkaar in het Heemskerkse kasteel Assumburg.

  16. Drugsboeren eisen hun plek op het podium

    21 January 2016
    In the media

    Haarlems Dagblad - Miljoenen boeren over de hele wereld verdienen de kost met wiet, coca of opium. Zo'n veertig van deze drugstelers zitten donderdag en vrijdag bij elkaar in slot Assumburg bij Heemskerk. De boeren hopen dat er ooit een moment komt dat ze niet meer worden bedreigd en opgejaagd en dat hun velden niet meer worden platgebrand vanwege de oorlog tegen drugs. ,,Erger dan dit kan hun situatie niet worden.''

  17. Drugsboeren praten in Heemskerk over een betere wereld

    20 January 2016
    In the media

    Noord Hollands Dagblad - Zestig coca-, papaver- en cannabisboeren en vertegenwoordigers uit vijftien landen praten vanaf woensdag in Kasteel Assumburg in Heemskerk over de armoede en de conflicten die het gevolg zijn van de wereldwijde ’war on drugs’.