Nightly News   |  January 15, 2014

Opium Production Hits Record High in Afghanistan

After many failed attempts to eradicate the poppy, opium production is up almost 50 percent.

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>>> a sad milestone in afghanistan, after this nation fought its longest war there, after so many failed attempts to eradicate the popi, it is up 50% over last year. it is such a tempting cash crop for farmers they need to be provided with alternative livelihoods in order to eradicate the popi.