By Jesper Klemedsson – The Vrae valley in Peru is one of the worlds leading producers of coca for cocaine. Colombia and Peru are flip-floping as the world’s largest supplier of coca and producer of cocaine.
Every year coca leaves sufficient to produce 285 tones of high quality cocaine are harvested in Vrae. At the same time 92 percent of Vraes inhabitants lives below the poverty line and nearly 47 percent lives in extreme poverty. The farmers are at the very bottom of the cocaine food chain.