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 Opium Lieferungen - Einbruch unter Taliban plunges under Taliban infographic
Graphic zeigt Rückgang bei Schlafmohn Anbau und Opium Produktion.


Afghanische Opium Produktion um 95% geringer nach Verbot durch Taliban after Taliban ban

By Jordi Bou

November 6, 2023 - Schlafmohn Produktion ist um 95% geringer seit die Taliban den Anbau und Ernte im April 2922 verboten hat, mit tristen Auswirkungen auf das Einkommen der Bauern sowie Verstärkung der humanitären Krise in Afghanistan.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said opium cultivation fell throughout the country to just 10,800 hectares in 2023 from 233,000 hectares the previous year, slashing supply by 95% to 333 tonnes.

The huge contraction in supply from Afghanistan – estimated to supply around 80% of the world's illegal opium – could eventually lead to a drop in opium use internationally, but it also risked escalating the global use of alternatives such as fentanyl or synthetic opioids, the UNODC said

This was putting pressure on farmers in the war-torn country, where most people depend on agriculture and the value of poppy exports had at times outstripped the value of all formal exported goods, UNODC said.

Farmer's incomes have fallen by 92% this year, from an estimated $1.36 billion to $110 million.

PUBLISHED: 06/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images