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Opium poppy crops in Afghanistan hit record highs

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According to data from the annual report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), presented on Wednesday in Vienna, the size of agricultural land in Afghanistan occupied by opium poppy acreage reached a record size of 328 thousand hectares, having increased by 63% over the year.


It is noted that since the beginning of systematic monitoring in the 1994 year, this level of opium poppy cultivation is a new record and exceeded the previous record of 2014 of the year by 104 thousand hectares, or by 46%

Opium poppy crops in Afghanistan hit record highs


According to the study, over the past year, opium producers in the country managed not only to expand their activities in existing regions, but to capture three new regions: Samangan, Ghazni and Nuristan. Thus, opium poppy captures the northern territories of the country, traditionally less involved in its production. As a result, only 10 regions in the country remained free from opium, 24 provinces are involved in production, the document specifies.

Most actively, such a poppy variety is grown in the southernmost province of Afghanistan - Helmand, follows from the report. So, the acreage of poppies there occupy 144 thousands of hectares, followed by Kandahar with a little more than 28 thousands of hectares. At the same time, opium production in 2017 could potentially reach nine thousand tons of drugs in opium equivalent, the researchers clarify.

It is noted that over the past year, the price of pure opium during the harvest period fell from 152 to 131 US dollars per kilogram, with a dry product the price drop was 17% over the year and reached 155 US dollars, reports RIA News
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  1. bagr69
    bagr69 15 November 2017 14: 43 New
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    The economy of Afghanistan is uphill. The US Army directly invested its whole soul in the development of the country's agricultural sector. It’s time for the UN to report on successes.
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 15 November 2017 15: 03 New
      +7
      Quote: bagr69
      The economy of Afghanistan is uphill. The US Army directly invested its whole soul in the development of the country's agricultural sector. It’s time for the UN to report on successes.

      Sown areas under tight control of "agricultural surveillance (USA) are increasing.
    2. Proxima
      Proxima 15 November 2017 15: 07 New
      +5
      Quote: bagr69
      The US Army directly invested its whole soul in the development of the country's agricultural sector.

      Trying for glory!
    3. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 15 November 2017 15: 10 New
      +6
      Quote: bagr69
      The economy of Afghanistan is uphill.
      The section entitled "Field News" in the program "Country Hour" is straightforward: "Afghan plant growers are strengthening the country's economy with striking labor. Over the past year, the size of agricultural land in Afghanistan occupied by cultivated areas of opium poppy has reached a record size of 328 thousand hectares, having increased by 63%. But field workers are not going to rest on their laurels and are working hard to increase the yield of valuable agricultural crops. In this matter, they are provided with all possible assistance by specialists from the USA "
    4. dSK
      dSK 15 November 2017 20: 39 New
      +2
      "At least three thousand militants of the Islamic State * are already on the territory of Afghanistan *, including those who fled from imminent death in Syria. On Tuesday, November 14, said the ambassador of Russia. "
      To lick wounds, to help to collect a crop.
  2. Going
    Going 15 November 2017 14: 45 New
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    The CIA business is booming.
    1. Partyzan
      Partyzan 15 November 2017 14: 48 New
      +8
      Quote: Going
      The CIA business is booming.

      and he is above all, an increase in the contingent is the protection of fields laughing
      1. Going
        Going 15 November 2017 14: 53 New
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        This is a weapon that they use against Russia and Europe, which does not understand this.
        1. Kleber
          Kleber 15 November 2017 15: 30 New
          +1
          Quote: Going
          This is a weapon that they use against Russia and Europe, which does not understand this.

          This weapon is primarily against itself. Soldiers love to cheat.
          1. Going
            Going 15 November 2017 17: 00 New
            +9
            This bulge they will come out sideways.
        2. INTER
          INTER 15 November 2017 15: 55 New
          +1
          )))
          Quote: Going
          2 Going New ↑
          Today, 14: 53
          This is a weapon that they use against Russia and Europe, which does not understand this.

          They also made money on it, that's 4,6 billion directed against Russia to Europe
    2. Jedi
      Jedi 15 November 2017 14: 48 New
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      the size of agricultural land in Afghanistan occupied by the cultivated areas of opium poppy reached a record size of 328 thousand hectares, an increase of 63% over the year.

      Well, now everyone understands why the United States will not leave Afghanistan? wink Someone needs to look after the "magic tryn grass". wassat
      1. Going
        Going 15 November 2017 14: 52 New
        +9
        The most profitable business in the world and naturally "exclusive" they rule.
    3. Proxima
      Proxima 15 November 2017 14: 53 New
      +7
      Quote: Going
      The CIA business is booming.

      I understand 5 or 10, 15 percent. But, when 63% !!! belay
      This is clearly the Americans "roof" ..
      1. Going
        Going 15 November 2017 14: 55 New
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        After the United States entered Afghanistan, it grew by orders of magnitude.
      2. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 15 November 2017 15: 09 New
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        Quote: Proxima
        This is clearly the Americans "roof" ..

        whoever doubts - this is for people they fight with him
  3. Warrior with machine gun
    Warrior with machine gun 15 November 2017 14: 45 New
    +8
    "timid shoots of democracy" in Afghanistan have gone wild (it’s a pity that these products are not sent directly to the states entirely, for sale)
    1. B.T.V.
      B.T.V. 15 November 2017 14: 50 New
      +4
      In the US, "tightly" sit on opium containing painkillers.
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 15 November 2017 14: 53 New
        +6
        cocainists still more, closer to Colombia))
      2. You Vlad
        You Vlad 15 November 2017 15: 07 New
        +4
        Quote: B.T.W.
        In the US, "tightly" sit on opium containing painkillers.

        In general, they have the largest market for opium, but it is annoying that all this happens in the twenty-first century belay Here is freedom so freedom fellow
        1. Angel_and_Demon
          Angel_and_Demon 15 November 2017 15: 14 New
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          Quote: you Vlad
          Here is freedom so freedom

          so we are also to blame for fighting them
          “It should be noted,” writes the Washington Post, “is another way in which Russia harms American interests.” In fact, Russia is more aggressive than any other country in the world and demands to continue the fight against drugs, bypassing even states such as Iran ... And Russia's tough position in the fight against drugs is hurting us ... "
          1. You Vlad
            You Vlad 15 November 2017 15: 16 New
            +1
            Quote: Angel_and_Demon
            so we are also to blame for fighting them

            Well, how? Don’t get into someone else’s garden! wink US worthy shave receivers!
            1. Angel_and_Demon
              Angel_and_Demon 15 November 2017 15: 26 New
              +7
              yes, we interfere with other people's business laughing
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2017 15: 27 New
    +3
    In general, you don’t have to worry, dare ... product enough for everyone.
    Democracy, freedom however !!!
  5. Esoteric
    Esoteric 15 November 2017 15: 32 New
    +1
    Normally, burn out all these landings along with agronomists ...
  6. Eurodav
    Eurodav 15 November 2017 15: 51 New
    +1
    Quote: Jedi
    the size of agricultural land in Afghanistan occupied by the cultivated areas of opium poppy reached a record size of 328 thousand hectares, an increase of 63% over the year.

    Well, now everyone understands why the United States will not leave Afghanistan? wink Someone needs to look after the "magic tryn grass". wassat

    It’s long been understood ... And the CIA’s connection with the drug cartels is obvious, and therefore Afghanistan is disturbed and sent to the fields as guards ...
  7. Govorun
    Govorun 15 November 2017 15: 53 New
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    Opium poppy crops in Afghanistan hit record highs
    The fun is just beginning. In the US Congress, congratulate each other on overfulfilment of the poppy plan! Hurray, Misters! Give the 2018rd poppy volume in 3!
  8. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 15 November 2017 16: 23 New
    +1
    raise "strategists" and without leaving our airspace to shoot at all crops, and it does not matter who there will be local, Americans or aliens
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 15 November 2017 18: 23 New
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      Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
      raise the "strategists" and without leaving our airspace to shoot at all crops

      laughing I am afraid that such simple means, this disease is not treated. Even if you level it with the mountains. It is important not where they produce, but who produces, who trades and who consumes. If all three factors are excluded, then maybe it will be worthwhile.
      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 15 November 2017 19: 40 New
        +1
        you need to start with crops, no legs - no cartoons
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 16 November 2017 01: 00 New
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          Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
          you need to start with crops

          Dear, you again confuse cause and effect. Crops need to end, as they are a consequence. With this formulation of the question, as in yours, have been faced more than once. When instead of fighting alcoholism, they started fighting vodka, instead of fighting smoking, they fought with cigarettes. Of course, this is the same thing, but in combination with other methods. Otherwise, the result will be exactly the opposite.
      2. Amurets
        Amurets 16 November 2017 01: 31 New
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        Quote: Orionvit
        I am afraid that such simple means, this disease is not treated. Even if you level it with the mountains. It’s important not where they produce,

        I removed the second third component, because they are unchanged. But the first one where they just didn’t drive out the producers of opium poppy, they find new places. The last place they were kicked out of was the Golden Triangle. They will expel from Afghanistan, still find a place, but the Opium Wars in China, in the middle of the XNUMXth century, were not in vain. Yes, and on the Amur, the Chinese made concessions to Russia only because they were afraid of the capture of these lands and the north of China by the Amur by the British. Such a threat existed, since the Crimean War was going on at that time and the Anglo-French squadron prowled in the Pacific Ocean.
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 15 November 2017 18: 00 New
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    The meaning of the words: democracy and money under the leadership of the Americans merged into one.
  10. akims
    akims 15 November 2017 20: 40 New
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    Can I have a poppy seed bun?
    Maybe you still have a loaf of heroin, a minor drug addict?
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 15 November 2017 20: 48 New
      +3
      And I still love buns with relish, bagels, too .... taste of childhood.
      Why is the Yankee asking us to sit in Afghanistan? for democracy and freedom? yeah, just the same guardians for all the good!
      Now, without fools, it’s clear why.
  11. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 15 November 2017 21: 15 New
    +4
    It is interesting, if all these "clearings" are filled with napalm, how many times will the mattress contingent be reduced? laughing
  12. keeper03
    keeper03 15 November 2017 22: 00 New
    0
    But is it not time for us to calibrate these fields of "death", having said so, having brought real democracy to Afghanistan ?! soldier good
  13. Nemesis
    Nemesis 16 November 2017 03: 37 New
    0
    Russia needs to withdraw its troops from the republics of the former scoop and close the border with Kazakhstan, through which drugs flow in the Russian Federation