Round Table A: Statement from Ecuador

The Ecuadorian representative states that a number of countries in a meeting last year in Bogota suggested a program to provide alternative development as a way to combat the drug problem. By promoting alternative crops in poorer areas and giving poor farmers an alternative to cultivating illicit drugs. Ecuador also states the need to promote the idea of shared responsibility. Simple prevention or interdiction is not sufficient.

They urge the need to put our minds together to come up with an alternative approach.

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