Why was opium production on the rise in Afghanistan?
because the United States of America is the great drug dealer. ever since the United States entered Afghanistan they have become one of the largest growers of opium, while at the same time opium(herion) is an epidemic in America. The C.I.A and F.B.I. are the drug lords.
Afghanistan imports a broad range of products, including food, vehicles, textiles, and petroleum products. Although Afghanistan has received a great deal of attention for its opium poppy production and export, other significant exports from Afghanistan include natural gas and dried fruit. There is an internationally-funded program underway to distribute saffron bulbs to farmers and encourage the adoption of high-value saffron cultivation in place of opium poppy.
Traffic is heavy worldwide, with the biggest producer being Afghanistan. According to a U.N. sponsored survey, as of 2004, Afghanistan accounted for production of 87 percent of the world's heroin. The cultivation of opium in Afghanistan reached its peak in 1999, when 225,000 acres - 350 square miles - of poppies were sown. The following year the Taliban banned poppy cultivation, a move which cut production by 94 per cent. By 2001 only 30 square…
Afghanistan is not well-controlled by its government. Consequentially, any group that puts up enough resistance will get their own way. Since opium is quite expensive, there is a fairly large market for it, and poppies grow very well in Afghanistan's climate, opium is something that Afghanistan can make and trade easily.
Contrary to ideas presented in Western media, the Taliban actually restored order to Afghanistan and eliminated the opium trade. They also expelled extremists from mainstream society. Unfortunately, the U.S. invasion destabilized the government and poverty, opium production, and extremism has since flourished.
(Introduction) Afghanistan, a troublesome country, struggle`s everyday to put an end to the production of the illegal drug, opium, that is being produced everyday under the Taliban`s control. The Taliban plays a major role in the continuance of the illegal opium production by supporting, encouraging, and demanding the continuance of the opium production, which leads to violence with the innocent people if they don't corporate with the Taliban. (Background History) The Taliban, a radically militant…