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Afghanistan Continues to Be Hub of Poppy Cultivation

A recent U.S. government report notes that more Afghan land is under poppy cultivation today than it was under the Taliban in 2002. Demand for drugs, especially on the streets of rich countries, and the poor economic and security situation in Afghanistan are often cited by experts as the reasons for the failure of the fight to combat poppy cultivation.  Afghanistan produced close to 90 percent of the world’s opium in 2013.  The drug not only affects the local population but also...

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