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  1. Events at the 63rd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    02 Marzo 2020 - Evento

    The 63rd Sesssion of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs takes place from 2nd to 6th March 2020. TNI and its partners will participate at this annual series of meetings and co-hosts five side events on 5th and 6th March 2020.

  2. The 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    02 Mayo 2019
    Report

    From 15 to 18 November 2018, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly organised the 10th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD). It was organised in collaboration with the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) of Myanmar and held at Inle Lake, Southern Shan State, Myanmar.

  3. Paraguay: The cannabis breadbasket of the Southern Cone

    • Guillermo Garat
    03 Octubre 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. Statement of the 4th Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum

    10 Mayo 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. 

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

    07 Abril 2016
    En los medios

    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.

  6. Opium and the Disconnect Between Farmers and Users

    24 Diciembre 2015
    En los medios

    Asia Sentinel - Myanmar’s farmers say they’re just trying to make a living. Western authorities see it another way.

  7. Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum report published

    15 Diciembre 2015
    En los medios

    Mizzima - The report stresses that farmers grow opium to ensure food security for their families and to provide for basic needs, and to have access to health and education.

  8. Timeline - Fumigation in Colombia

    30 Septiembre 2015
    Infograph

    For 37 years Colombia has been spraying chemicals to combat illicit crops, particularly coca. These massive eradication programmes became part of the US-backed 'War on Drugs'. The fumigations are controversial for their proven inefficacy to reduce supply and demand for the use of herbicides such as glyphosate.

  9. None but ourselves can 'free' the weed

    Vicki Hanson
    04 Julio 2015
    Other news

    Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order to supply research institutions that have been granted licences.

  10. Cannabis in the Caribbean

    Alonzo Stephen
    12 Mayo 2015
    Multi-media

    Cannabis represents livelihood for rural families. It is the means by which they can feed, clothe and provide shelter for their children.

  11. Canadian company to tap into Jamaica for medicinal cannabis supply

    04 Abril 2015
    Other news

    A Canadian company is seeking to tap into the Jamaican market for the supply of dried marijuana to the medicinal marijuana industry in Canada.

  12. Farmers encouraged to make use of ganja opportunities

    18 Marzo 2015
    Other news

    Small ganja farmers across the island are being encouraged to make use of the opportunities that will be available in the medicinal ganja industry.

  13. Conditioning Alternative Development to previous eradication should be abandoned

    Pien Metaal
    12 Marzo 2015
    Other news

    Conditioning Alternative Development (AD) participation to previous eradication should be abandoned as a policy, since it has proved to be counterproductive. As long as the amount of hectares eradicated remains the main indicator for success, sustainable development loses. The voice of the primary stakeholders will be represented in the preparations for UNGASS through the organisation of a Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants. Their participation in the design and implementation of development policies are fundamental.

  14. Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP)

    Steering Committee of the Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP)
    09 Marzo 2015
    Article

    The undersigned, constituting "The Steering Committee", acting on behalf of small farmers (families) of controlled plants, from all geographical regions in the world, along with civil society organizations, academics and experts on drug policies and rural sustainable development, adhere and proclaim the organization of a Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP)

  15. Ganja decriminalisation: Three the hard way

    02 Marzo 2015
    Other news

    February 24, 2015 was an especially emotional day for three of the stalwarts who have fought for the decriminalisation of ganja.

  16. Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry

    31 Enero 2015
    Other news

    Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the persons who currently supply the raw material. The challe

  17. First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum

    02 Julio 2013 - Evento

    In July 2013 TNI and Paung Ku organised the First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum, bringing together some 30 representatives of local communities involved in opium cultivation and local community workers from the major opium growing regions in Southeast Asia: Chin, Kachin, northern and southern Shan, and Kayah States in Burma/Myanmar and Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India.

  18. Valencia Declaration on Alternative Development

    09 Noviembre 2012
    Declaration

    Producers of crops declared illicit, such as opium, coca and cannabis, from throughout the world convened at the Observatory of Crops Declared Illicit (OCDI) in Valencia (Spain)

  19. An opportunity lost

    Pien Metaal
    09 Noviembre 2012
    Article

    At the International Conference on Alternative Development (ICAD), held in Lima from 14 to 16 November, the Peruvian Government supported by the UNODC claimed that currently in Peru the surface planted with alternative development crops is superior to the amount of coca, used for the production of cocaine. Allegedly, the 80 thousand hectares with cocoa and coffee have successfully replaced an illicit economy, or prevented it to establish itself.

  20. Alternative development from the perspective of Colombian farmers

    • Susana Ojeda
    15 Mayo 2011
    Policy briefing

    Alternative Development programmes have been widely discussed from the point of view of experts, technocrats, politicians and academics, with advocates and detractors debating whether such programmes contribute to decreasing the cultivation of illegal crops. However, little is known about the opinions of the people targeted by these programmes and the implications that they have for their daily lives.

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