Vessels of this type, known as base-ring juglets, have long been thought to have links with opium use because when inverted they resemble the seed head of the opium poppy
; they are known to have been widely traded in the eastern Mediterranean in 1650 -- 1350BC.
PESHAWAR: The authorities in Mohmand Agency have launched a campaign to encourage people to grow vegetables following the destruction of the harmful opium poppy
crop in the region.
In the summer of 2000, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar announced a total ban on the cultivation of opium poppy
. Offenders were physically beaten while their faces were blackened and they were paraded through villages to set an example.
The same trend is evidenced by the findings of a study by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), proving the fact that opium poppy
cultivation in Afghanistan has reached a record high.
The area under opium poppy
cultivation dropped by a quarter between 2015 and 2017, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report released on Wednesday.
That figure was down from 2015, as was the total area under opium poppy
cultivation at 41,000 hectares compared to 55,500 hectares in 2015, the UNODC said.
The Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area under opium poppy
cultivation has also increased to a record 810,488 acres in 2017.
16 -- The area under opium poppy
cultivation in Afghanistan has increased a whopping 63 per cent since 2016, a report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Afghanistan's Ministry of Counter Narcotics has revealed.
The report further says that no eradication took place in provinces with high levels of opium poppy
cultivation due to the poor security situation in those areas, as well as logistical and financial challenges.
The survey, released by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN office on Drugs and Crime, said that area under opium poppy
cultivation also increased to 201,000 hectares in 2016 noting a 10 percent increase compared to 2015.
MEXICO CITY, Ramadan 18, 1437, June 23, 2016, SPA -- Mexico and the United Nations have carried out a new study that estimates opium poppy
was planted in about 61,000 acres (24,800 hectares) in 2015, according to AP.