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Supply Reduction Roundtable Report

Participants expressed concerns about increased poppy production in Afghanistan. Concern about lack of knowledge about drug users. Concern about trafficking and need for better information sharing.
Spoke about effective control of precursors, esp in relation to synthetics and NPS. Referred to cocern about increase in methamphetamine and increase in NPS use. Tighter controls to intercept precusors. Liked reduction in poppy production in some regions. Noted that alternative development must be based on shared responsibility and sharing of information. Highlighted the driving factors which mean communities will produce narcotic crops. Many speakers addressed the UN’s work on alternative development. Importance of capacity building and the need to work with civil society and private sector. Alternative development is a long term strategy.

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