Colombia signs USD 300m UN deal to fight cocaine production

Colombia has signed a USD 300 million agreement with the United Nations (UN) aimed to reduce the production of cocaine.This agreement is opportunity to turn the tide against Colombia's coca cultivation and help farmers embrace alternative development.This initiative will provide compensation to farmers if they revert to producing safer crops like coffee and cacao. Colombia is ranked as one of the main drug-growing nations in the world by the UNODC.