Items tagged with alternative development

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Bekaa farmers push against eradicating marijuana growth in Lebanon [02.06.2014] The growth of cannabis is gradually increasing in the fields in the Bekaa valley. This is mainly due to policies adopted by successive governments th ...
Cannabis legalization: the seed of a good idea or a pipedream? [29.05.2014] According to Jalal Mahfouz, head of the Planning and Development Center in Hermel (Lebanon), any move to legalize the illegal industry, which is beli ...
Bouncing Back [30.04.2014] TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison popul ...
Drugs as war economy and the peace process in Colombia: dilemmas and challenges [28.10.2013] The fourth item on the agenda of talks “to end the conflict,” on the issue of drugs, seems to reflect rather a flat and simplistic view of the classi ...
Lebanon: Greener grass [01.10.2013] Cannabis cultivation in Lebanon, which dates back centuries, became organised during French rule in the early 20th century, but it was in the lawless ...
Lebanese government gives "blessed" hashish a break [13.09.2013] The minister of interior Marwan Charbel promised to find solutions for cannabis farmers in Lebanon, including finding alternative crops. Talk about a ...
The first forum of growers of crops declared illicit in Southeast Asia [25.07.2013] In July 2013, the Transnational Institute (TNI) in cooperation with Paung Ku (a consortium aimed at strengthening civil society in Myanmar) held the ...
La nouvelle révolte du kif dans le Rif [31.01.2013] Des milliers d’habitants des communes de Beni Jmil et de Ketama, province d’Al Hoceima, ont bruyamment manifesté, samedi 26 janvier 2013, devant les ...
The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context [31.01.2013] The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of curre ...
Between Reality and Abstraction [31.12.2012] At the International Conference on Alter­native Development (ICAD), held 15-16 November 2012 in Lima, the Peruvian Government continued to insist on ...
Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2012 Bangkok [17.12.2012] The 4th GIZ/TNI Southeast Asia Informal Drug Policy Dialogue titled ‘The Future of Alternative Development in Southeast Asia’ took place on 18 and 19 ...
UN International Guiding Principles on Alternative Development: Part II [20.11.2012] The International Guiding Principles on Alternative Development approved last week at an international meeting in Lima, Peru, represents a lost oppor ...
An opportunity lost [18.11.2012] At the International Conference on Alternative Development (ICAD), held in Lima from 14 to 16 November, the Peruvian Government supported by the UNOD ...
Valencia Declaration on Alternative Development [09.11.2012] Producers of crops declared illicit, such as opium, coca and cannabis, from throughout the world convened at the Observatory of Crops Declared Illici ...
UN International Guiding Principles on Alternative Development [08.11.2012] In November 2011 I was invited by the Thai government to take part in an international delegation to develop a set of UN International Guiding Princi ...
The impact of Alternative Development in Burma and Laos [25.10.2012] At the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) in Vientiane, Laos, from 16 to 19 October 2012, the Transnational Institute (TNI) organised a workshop on al ...
Cannabis fields in Bekaa destroyed for second day [23.07.2012] Authorities continued efforts to eradicate cannabis fields in the Bekaa, east Lebanon, as normal activity in the region remained subdued due to repor ...
Financing Dispossession - China’s Opium Substitution Programme in Northern Burma [20.02.2012] China’s opium crop substitution programme has very little to do with providing mechanisms to decrease reliance on poppy cultivation or provide altern ...
Back to Business as Usual as Peru Loses Progressive Drug Czar [15.01.2012] Despite promising signs that Peru’s new president was ready to take a fresh approach to drug policy, focused on attacking traffickers and not coca fa ...
Towards a smarter drugs policy [06.01.2012] The loudest voices in US drug policy debates call either for enforcing prohibition with ever-increasing ferocity or for giving up altogether by letti ...
Drug Policy in the Andes [15.12.2011] Fifty years after signing the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and 40 years after the U.S. government declared a "war on drugs," ma ...
Report of the workshop portion of the International Workshop and Conference on Alternative Development (ICAD) [16.11.2011] The present report has been prepared pursuant to Commission on Narcotic Drugs resolution 53/6 entitled “Follow-up to the promotion of best practices ...
Peru's new anti-drug czar in delicate dance with U.S. [18.10.2011] Peru's leftist government has scored some early victories in its bid to overhaul anti-drugs policy in the world's top coca grower while keeping the U ...
USAID's Alternative Development policy in Colombia [15.10.2011] Alternative Development (AD) must not be part of a militarised security strategy, which is the predominant approach in Colombia. Instead of simply at ...
Alternative development from the perspective of Colombian farmers [15.05.2011] Alternative Development programmes have been widely discussed from the point of view of experts, technocrats, politicians and academics, with advocat ...
Expert Workshop on Supply-Oriented Harm Reduction [10.05.2011] The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) invited a group of 20 experts for a round-table discussion at the ...
Alternative Development or Business as Usual? [01.11.2010] The Chinese Government's opium substitution programmes in northern Burma and Laos have prompted a booming rubber industry, but the beneficiaries have ...
From Golden Triangle to Rubber Belt? [01.07.2009] In the Kokang and Wa regions in northern Burma opium bans have ended over a century of poppy cultivation. The bans have had dramatic consequences for ...
Round Table on Alternative Development [15.03.2009] The last of the four ‘round tables’ of the high-level segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was devoted to the broad issue of Countering illici ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2 ...
Bangkok Dialogue [18.02.2009] The Transnational Institute (TNI) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) co-hosted the First Southeast Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, 12-14 ...
Toward a Paradigm Shift [12.02.2009] Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of production and on the disruption of drug flows as well as on the criminalization of consumption h ...
Trees for Ecstasy [04.02.2009] Many people believe that ecstasy is merely a synthetic drug that is manufactured solely with chemicals, so-called precursors. However, the main raw m ...
UNGASS review reaches critical stage [03.11.2008] Transnational Institute, November 2008 The review of the objectives and action plans agreed at the 1998 UNGASS on Drugs has reached a critical stage. ...
Alternative Developments, Economic Interests and Paramilitaries in Uraba [01.09.2008] The following document analyses how the Forest Warden Families Programme and the Productive Projects of the Presidential Programme Against Illegal Cr ...
Experts on Alternative Development meet in Vienna [16.07.2008] From 2-4 July I attended the “open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on international cooperation on the eradication of illicit drug crops ...
Commenting Mr. Costa's opening remarks [21.03.2008] The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) made some interesting video news items on the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. In this one leading civils soc ...
Missing Targets [01.09.2007] Despite efforts by the Afghan government and the international community to reduce poppy cultivation, opium production in Afghanistan has once again ...
Losing Ground [05.12.2006] The worsening armed conflict and the all-time record opium production in Afghanistan have caused a wave of panic. We are losing ground. Calls are bei ...
Downward Spiral [01.06.2005] Opium farmers in Afghanistan and Burma are coming under huge pressure as local authorities implement bans on the cultivation of poppy. Banning opium ...
Broken promises and coca eradication in Peru [01.03.2005] The forced crop eradication policy implemented by the Peruvian government over the past 25 years has failed. The official strategy has exacerbated so ...
Cross Purposes [01.06.2003] The anti-drug strategy in Colombia limits the establishment of the basic political conditions necessary to attain the socio-economic goals of alterna ...
Alternative development: an introduction [01.03.2003] Alternative Development programmes, aimed at encouraging peasants to switch from growing illicit drugs-related crops, play an important role in UN dr ...
A Failed Balance [01.03.2002] In the area of failed alternative development (AD) projects, the Andean region has its sorry share to contribute. The constant peasant uprisings n th ...
Alternative Development and Drug Control [08.01.2002] What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalenc ...
Caught in the Crossfire [01.06.1998] Drugs control is one of the most controversial issues of the late twentieth century. US-led efforts to wage a ‘war on drugs' have focused on wiping o ...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...
Background briefing on UNGASS [24.03.1998] Background on the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Control Martin Jelsma TNI Briefing, March 1998 The "Special Session of the ...
SCOPE: Strategy for Coca and Opium Poppy Elimination [14.03.1998] UNDCPs 1998 plan to eradicate the cultivation of both coca and opium poppy by the year 2008 was a rare opportunity to re-think current drugs efforts. ...

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