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Report Launch: South-East Asia - worrying trends on opium poppy cultivation

Report Launch: South-East Asia - worrying trends on opium poppy cultivation

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Bangkok (Thailand), 14 December 2009 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime held a press conference today to launch the findings of the latest annual survey of " Opium Poppy Cultivation in South East Asia".

The survey was conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in coordination with the governments of Lao PDR and Myanmar. It revealed a troubling increase in opium cultivation in Myanmar despite the considerable efforts made by countries of the region and their international partners.
Bangkok (Thailand), 14 December 2009 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime held a press conference today to launch the findings of the latest annual survey of " Opium Poppy Cultivation in South East Asia".

The survey was conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in coordination with the governments of Lao PDR and Myanmar. It revealed a troubling increase in opium cultivation in Myanmar despite the considerable efforts made by countries of the region and their international partners.

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Opium Poppy Cultivationin South-East Asia
Lao PDR, Myanmar
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Central Committee forDrug Abuse controlLao National Commission forDrug Control and Supervision
 
UNODC's Illicit Crop Monitoring Programme (ICMP) promotes the development and maintenance of aglobal network of illicit crop monitoring systems. ICMP provides overall coordination as well as qualitycontrol, technical support and supervision to UNODC supported illicit crop surveys at the country level.The implementation of UNODC's Illicit Crop Monitoring Programme in South East Asia was made possible thanks to financial contributions from the Governments of Japan and the United States of America.UNODC Illicit Crop Monitoring Programme – Survey Reports and other ICMP publications can bedownloaded from:http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/crop-monitoring/index.htmlThe boundaries, names and designations used in all maps in this document do not imply officialendorsement or acceptance by the United Nations. This document has not been formally edited.
 
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CONTENTS
PART 1REGIONAL OVERVIEW.............................................................................................................7
OPIUM POPPY CULTIVATION IN SOUTH EAST ASIA...................................................................7ERADICATION.......................................................................................................................................9OPIUM YIELD AND PRODUCTION..................................................................................................11OPIUM PRICES.....................................................................................................................................12
PART 2LAO PDR OPIUM SURVEY 2009
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY....................................................................................................................21INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................................25FINDINGS.............................................................................................................................................27ALTERNATIVE INCOME GENERATION IN LAO'S NORTH.........................................................35METHODOLOGY.................................................................................................................................39
PART 3MYANMAR OPIUM SURVEY 2009
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY....................................................................................................................57INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................................63FINDINGS.............................................................................................................................................65METHODOLOGY...............................................................................................................................105ANNEX................................................................................................................................................119

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