Winrock's War on Drugs October-99
Winrock International, an Arkansas-based non-profit organization, provides solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges. In the 1990s, Peruvian farmers in the interior jungles of Peru were cultivating Coca plants to provide local drug lords with a product to make cocaine. The mission of Winrock staff members was to teach Peruvians to grow crop alternatives like coffee or pineapples. Reporter Steve Powell, photographer Tim Hamilton and producer Randy Dixon told this Emmy Award winning story in November of 1999.