STUDENT RESEARCH: Cultivating a Coca-Free Future


Tinker Summer Research Grant recipient Sarah Krupp shares her findings on the comparative success of coca-eradication programs in Colombia’s Pacific Southwest.

Las Varas is the only village of the 14 rural black communities, called consejos comunitarios, in the municipality of Tumaco that is free of illicit crops, and it is among the few not threatened by armed groups. Tumaco has the most coca cultivation, and one of the highest homicide rates, in Colombia.

Sarah Krupp
Publication date: 
August 18, 2011
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article