Worldwide Coca Cultivation As Estimated by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime
"Although global coca bush cultivation in 2014 increased by 10 per cent compared with the previous year, the total area under coca bush cultivation worldwide, 132,300 ha, was the second smallest since the late 1980s. Global coca bush cultivation in 2014 was 19 per cent lower than in 2009, 40 per cent lower than the peak level in 2000 and 31 per cent lower than in 1998.157
"Of the three main countries cultivating coca bush, Colombia has shown the strongest decrease in the total area under coca bush cultivation (-58 per cent) since the peak of 2000; that decline was initially related to widespread aerial spraying, followed by manual eradication and, after 2007, by increased alternative development efforts. However, 2014 saw a strong increase (of 44 per cent) in the total area under coca bush cultivation in Colombia, price157 increase and expectations among farmers that they might benefit more from alternative development if they were growing coca bush during the peace negotiations.158 There are also indications that the new upward trend in coca bush cultivation in Colombia continued into 2015. In 2014, the total area under coca bush cultivation in Colombia amounted to 69,000 ha, accounting for 52 per cent of global coca bush cultivation."