Illegal drug plant cultivation and armed conflicts.
Case studies from Asia and Northern Africa
CNRS Research Fellow (Prodig)
In Rami Zurayk, Eckart Woertz, Rachel Anne Bahn (Ed.).
Crisis and Conflict in the Agrarian World: An Evolving Dialectic.
Oxon, CABI Publishing, pp. 64-72.
In Asia and other continents, the internal peace of a number of countries has been affected,
sometimes even conditioned, by the existence of illegal agricultural production and the ensuing illegal trade (Chouvy and Laniel, 2007). However, through loss of politico-territorial control, the armed conflicts that have afflicted certain states have made possible and even encouraged the development of such agricultural production and trafficking.