In Hard Times, Afghan Farmers Are Turning to Opium for Security

The war’s intense conclusion and a drought combined to wipe out the famous Afghan pomegranate harvest in Kandahar Province, during a devastating national economic crisis.,

Farmers harvesting opium from poppies this month in Maiwand, Afghanistan.
Farmers harvesting opium from poppies this month in Maiwand, Afghanistan.Credit…Jim Huylebroek for The New York Times

In Hard Times, Afghan Farmers Are Turning to Opium for Security

The war’s intense conclusion and a drought combined to wipe out the famous Afghan pomegranate harvest in Kandahar Province, during a devastating national economic crisis.

Farmers harvesting opium from poppies this month in Maiwand, Afghanistan.Credit…Jim Huylebroek for The New York Times

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