37% Increase In Poppy Cultivation In Afghanistan: Survey

Kabul: Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has increased by 37 percent to 224 hectares of land in the solar year 1399 (2020) as compared to the solar 1398 (2019), as per a survey of poppy cultivation and production by the National Statistic and Information Authority (NSIA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

According to their joint statement, poppy production this year has been announced at 6,300 tons, which shows that poppy cultivation has increased in most parts of the country.

NSIA says that the survey was conducted using remote sensing technology and the most modern statistical models, the results of which are highly accurate.

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