Every year, Indian counternarcotics forces eradiate areas where opium poppy
is illicitly cultivated.
However, in 2007, a significant resurgence of cultivation occurred, particularly in eastern and southern Shan State and Kachin State, where increased cultivation, favorable weather conditions, and new cultivation practices increased opium production levels, led to an estimated 29 percent increase in overall opium poppy
cultivation and a 46 percent increase in potential production of dry opium.
In 2007, Laos again made measurable progress in further reducing opium poppy
The most significant decline was observed in the Wa region following the United Wa State Army's (UWSA) pledge to end opium poppy
cultivation in its primary territory, UWSA Region 2.
1/2015-Narcotics Control-1 dated 5th October, 2015 has notified the general conditions for grant of license for cultivation of opium poppy
on account of the Central Government during the Opium Crop Year commencing on the 1st day of October, 2015 and ending with the 30th day of September, 2016.
Scientists called for urgent action to prevent criminal organisations gaining access to the technology, which could allow them to abandon opium poppy
farms and ply their illegal trade from a plethora of local "factories".
According to the 2014 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Burma remains the second largest cultivator of illegal opium poppy
in the world.
cultivation in Afghanistan has hit an all-time high despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the US $7.
The opium poppy
is a crop in itself in some parts of the world.
Morphine is a drug isolated from the opium poppy
and can be transformed into heroin using a simple chemical reaction.
These remnants include bits of the opium poppy
in the teeth of a male adult in a Neolithic site in Spain, charred Cannabis seeds in bowls found in Romania, traces of barley beer on several ceramic vessels recovered in Iberia, and abstract designs in the Italian Alps that depict the ritual use of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
During the meeting, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko informed the Senate panel that opium poppy
harvests in Afghanistan are at an all-time high.
6 Tidying my shed I found several bags containing seedheads of Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy
THE Afghan opium poppy
harvest reached a record high this year sparking fears cheap heroin could make its way to Britain's streets.
cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high this year as farmers seek to "insure" themselves ahead of NATO forces' withdrawal next year, the United Nations said Wednesday.