A death foretold: Colombia’s crop substitution program

The government is planning to eradicate coca that has not even been planted yet
InSight Crime
Monday, April 1, 2019

The government’s failure to comply with the coca crops substitution program in Colombia has left the future of almost 100,000 families in limbo and sets up a major setback in the country’s drug policies. The latest report on the monitoring and verification of the illicit crops substitution commitment issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) showcases breaches by the Colombian government within the National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de Cultivos Ilícitos – PNIS). This program was a crucial part of the peace agreement between the government of former president Juan Manuel Santos’ and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in late 2016.