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UNODC 2013 survey: coca cultivation area unchanged in Colombia, prices and value of crop markedly down    

    

26 June 2014 - The area used for the cultivation of coca plants in Colombia remained stable in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to the latest UNODC's coca crop survey. While there were some decreases in cultivated areas in several regions, this was offset by increases in others, leaving the net total of around 48,000 hectares unchanged. The production of coca leaves decreased 14 per cent due to lower yields per hectare.  Read more

Global drug use prevalence stable, says UNODC World Drug Report 2014

26 June 2014 - Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, according to the 2014 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world's population aged 15-64, having used an illicit drug in 2012. Problem drug users meanwhile numbered about 27 million, roughly 0.6 per cent of the world's adult population, or 1 in every 200 people.    Read more 

Colombian Cacao chocolates reaches multinational in Europe

13th of June, 2014, Bogota. The Montebravo producer association, with support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime -UNODC- reached his first exportation of 12 tons of conventional cocoa to the renowned multinational Valrhona in France. With this transaction the work of more than 1220 families was supported, they replaced their illegal crops activities for Alternative Development to the peace products.  Read more

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