Cannabis Farming Adds to Africa's Food Shortage
Mar 2004, 02:10 UTC
The United Nations says the
food shortage in many African countries has been made worse by a shift
from growing food crops to cultivating cannabis, popularly known as
In its annual report released Wednesday, the International Narcotics
Control Board (INCB) said profits from cannabis and other drugs are also
fueling Africa's civil wars.
The U.N. agency said conflicts in Ivory Coast, Liberia and the
Central African Republic were fought with weapons bought in part with
The agency said cannabis cultivation has become a "significant
economic crop" for export in West and Central Africa after the
prices of agricultural products dropped in international markets.
It says cannabis cultivation in east Africa and war-torn Sudan has
worsened the existing food shortage as farmers switch to the more
lucrative, illicit, crop.
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