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Poppy farmers face uncertain future as Taliban cracks down on opium trade

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Daily Telegraph, 19 April 2022

The British daily quotes from an AAN report, about the macro-economic context of the Taleban’s latest ban on opium poppy cultivation:

A recent report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network said: “Afghanistan has already lost most of its other foreign income in the form of on and off-budget support, both civilian and military, since the Taliban captured power. 

“Banning the cultivation of opium and export of opiates would be another grievous blow to the economy.”