U.N. reports coca growing areas decrease in Bolivia, Peru, stable in Colombia

Posted on June 26, 2014 • Filed under: Agriculture, Bolivia, Colombia, Drug Activity, Peru

bbc.com reported figures released by the United Nations suggest the area planted with coca – the raw ingredient for cocaine – has diminished in Peru and Bolivia. Peru is the world’s top grower of the crop, and Bolivia is the third largest. In Colombia, the second largest grower, the amount of land sustaining coca bushes remained stable. But experts say the drop does not automatically mean there will be less cocaine as producers have become more efficient and boosted productivity. Read Article

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