Colombia to give land to farmers who stop growing cocaStaff writer ▼ | September 23, 2015
Colombia, the world's top cocaine producer, will give land to farmers who stop growing coca, the raw ingredient for the drug, President Juan Manuel Santos said.
Agriculture President Juan Manuel Santos announced:
"Those who accumulate more than five years farming legal products will be granted land, so that they can also become legal landowners," he said.
"There's no reason Colombia has to remain the world's leading coca exporter, and we're going to prove it."
He also confirmed the South American country would stop using the herbicide glyphosate starting October 1, after the World Health Organization warned in March that it is "probably carcinogenic." ■