Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Multiple harvests drive Afghan opium boom

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AFP/Express Tribune et al, 31 October 2016

In an article about the latest Afghan poppy cultivation boom, the French News agency looks at Helmand province and quotes, among others, AAN’s Jelena Bjelica:

“Some parts of Helmand plant twice a year, because of the favourable climate, but three poppy seasons would be thanks to genetically modified seeds,” said Jelena Bjelica, a researcher with the Afghanistan Analysts Network.

Also in Bangkok PostNew Zealand Herald and others.