strategy

Destroying drug plants

Synonyms:
Eradicating drug crops
Implementation:
Governments in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and other drug-producing countries use chemical herbicides to kill coca plants. However, farmers usually simply move to different areas and plant new crops.
Counter Claim:
The forced eradication programme leads to deforestation and more migration, displacing people even deeper into the Amazon.
Subjects:
Plants
Destruction
Pharmacy
Crops
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies