15/11/2013

United Nations And The Poppy Fields Of Afghanistan

afghanistan poppy fieldsTed Obvious has examined the report and is in Kabul talking to local residents about the news. Here is what we know, you will be surprised to see what he said. Many other sites have commented on the proceedings, yet none have managed to explain concisely what has been happening, nor have they offered any realistic solutions until now. Its reports like these that really help solve conflicts, check it out. For now here is what we know (some of which is spoilers from what Ted actually says over on Stirring Trouble Internationally and you can read the article in full by following the link below.

Great news comes from the poppy fields of Afghanistan where a record bumper crop has been gathered this year, the largest since 2001 when America had led the effort to liberate the country form the tyranny of the Taliban. The UK sent British troops to Helmand to help cut down poppy farming. There are more figures that should cheer up people who like shooting-heroin and people who smoke the stuff too.

The drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. The biggest increase came in Helmand, the province where US and British troops have been doing their utmost to provide protection for the farmers toiling on their poppy fields. The UNODC report said the harvest was 36% up on last year, and if fully realised would outstrip global demand.

Most of the rise was in Helmand province. Because of the impact of modern weedkillers, the poppy no longer blooms so readily in the Flanders field. The poppy harvests the Afghan national army and the police will take over the safekeeping of the fields and, what is even more important, will be provided with sufficient funds to keep the whole operation growing. Happy poppy farmers are saying that America and Britain are now their biggest friends, because without their help they would not have been able to improve their opium production.

Afghanistan farmers collect raw opium as they work in poppy fields in Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul in the Afghanistani regions. The people in Afghans Borough need this profit to support large families who also depend on this sort of thing.

The United Nations said on Wednesday, opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose to an all time high, so farmers are now seeking new claims of insurance on future income commissions in reaction to the  conditions for supply and demand. For that reason NATO troops are pulling out in 2014.

Some  opium was cultivated in nine provinces in the south and the west and that will be converted into a big batch of heroin, which include the most insurgency-ridden provinces in the country, the report said. The report, the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey. The UN warned warlords may be the biggest benefactor of the situation. The report, part of the agency's annual survey , indicates a grave trend for the country. Great news from the poppy fields of Afghanistan: Bumper harvest this year.


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