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The United States is not currently supporting the Colombian government’s voluntary eradication and crop substitution program because the FARC is involved in some aspects of the program and remains designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under several U.S. laws and sanctions regimes. Early indications suggest the crop substitution plan has had little to no impact on the current cultivation trend.
Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Prepared Statement of: Ambassador William R. Brownfield Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Hearing before the: Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control “Adapting U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts (Washington: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, September 12, 2017): 2 <https://www.drugcaucus.senate.gov/sites/default/files/2017-09-12%20Brownfield%20INL%20Testimony%20FINAL.pdf>.