Items tagged with opium and burma

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UN report on Myanmar opium crop criticized [06.03.2019] The recently-released "Myanmar Opium Survey 2018" by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) distorts reality, accuses ethnic rebels wh ...
A Distortion of Reality [05.03.2019] After decades of fighting between the central government and various ethnic armed organisations in Myanmar, the links between drugs and conflict have ...
Advocacy group calls for reform of Burma’s drug laws and policies [17.02.2017] The Drug Policy Advocacy Group (DPAG) has called for a reform of Burma’s drug laws, demanding new policies focusing on the rehabilitation of drug use ...
The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) [27.10.2016] The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of coca leaf, opium poppy and cannabis plants are lacking in the global debate on drug ...
Will Myanmar’s economy ever kick its opium habit? [26.08.2016] A recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates Myanmar had 55,000 hectares of poppies under cultivation in 2015, m ...
The opium bulbs of Myanmar: drug crop or lifeline for poor farmers? [21.06.2016] An estimated 133,000 households in Myanmar, mainly found in impoverished, remote regions, last year grew poppies across 55,500 hectares (about 137,00 ...
Opium poppy farmers reject crop ban, war on drugs [25.01.2016] Opium poppy farmers from Myanmar attending an international conference on “prohibited plants” have rejected a ban on growing their crops and urged an ...
Third Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum [10.09.2015] Current drug control polices in South-east Asia are repressive and criminalise opium farmers, greatly affecting the lives of communities cultivating ...
Exploring the land-drugs nexus [03.06.2015] "For many communities in Myanmar who grow opium, for them opium is not the problem, it is the solution to their problems," said local project consult ...
Current State of Counternarcotics Policy and Policy Reform Debates in Myanmar [28.04.2015] This paper explores the current state of counternarcotics policy and policy reform debates in Myanmar. It analyzes the main trends in drug production ...
Myanmar returns to what sells: Heroin [03.01.2015] A decade ago, Myanmar seemed on course to wipe out the opium fields and heroin jungle labs along its eastern border, the notorious Golden Triangle. T ...
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 ...
First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum [16.12.2013] In July 2013 TNI and Paung Ku organised the First Southeast Asia Opium Farmers Forum, bringing together some 30 representatives of local communities ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle [09.01.2009] Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. The latest re ...
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 ...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons ...
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 ...

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