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Taliban bans opium cultivation

Date: 05 April 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban announced a ban on poppy production, even as farmers across the country began harvesting the opium to make heroin.
  • The order warns farmers that their crops will be burned and they can be jailed if they proceed with the harvest.
  • Poppies are the main source of income for millions of small farmers and day labourers who can earn upwards of $300 a month harvesting them and extracting the opium.