[PDF] Alternative Development: Providing viable alternatives to illicit drug cultivation

Publisher:
Eurad (Europe Against Drugs) UK Branch
Publication date:
30 June 2015

Abstract

EURAD believes that any sustainable solution to the drug problem must incorporate a valid and effective response to the issue of drug supply. Such an approach must also address the social challenges facing communities in drug producing regions as well as vital macro level issues such as international market structures, inequality, poverty and governance. This is where Alternative Development has so much untapped potential. That is not to say that all Alternative Development strategies succeed in facing these challenges, indeed some approaches certainly appear to work better than others. In writing this report, the aim was to provide a very honest reflection of alternative development programmes across the globe today and I hope that we have achieved that goal.