Colombia is the world's largest producer of cocaine and the nation with the highest number of acreage dedicated to coca crops. In, Briceño, Antioquia where a joint FARC-Government crop substitution plan has been implemented, there are an estimated 1,500 hectares of illicit crops, feeding some 2,000 families. Peasants in these areas rust the guerrillas, who buy coca and play the role of authority.
Reducing these numbers would reshape the nation's international image and help taper drug trafficking, a generator of violence and public health problems. Residents expect the government to comply with the pilot plan, so that FARC leave the business.Projekte.jonamag.de