What is known about the lives of women in drug production areas? What experience and skills do they have and how can they be used to improve the lives of smallholder families? The new publication "Raising Voices: Empowering female farmers in drug crop cultivation areas" summarises the experiences and stories of affected small farmers and aims to encourage political decision-makers and implementing organisations to include them in their development-oriented drug programmes.
Although the consumption of stimulants is increasing worldwide, there has been little research on how harm reduction measures affect the risks of consuming. The Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) therefore funded a study in 2018 that evaluates successful examples from five continents and over 1,500 academic papers.
What is Sustainable Alternative Development (AD) and how does it transform the life of people in drug crop cultivating communities? The Mae Fah Luang Foundation with support of the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development explains how the AD approach can diversify livelihood opportunities to help impoverished and marginalised communities to thrive. AD puts people and their needs at the centre and offers a holistic solution to address the root causes of illicit drug crop cultivation while fostering sustainable development in balance with the environment.