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Officials and farmers say that lucrative crops, especially the highly-valued pistachios, will help replace narcotics. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
10 Jul 18
New scheme aims to entice locals away from growing narcotics that help fuel insurgency.
Poppy production is on the rise in Nimroz province. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
19 Feb 18
Workers returning from Iran also fuelling narcotics epidemic.
An Afghan man prays in a field of poppy. (Photo: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)
25 Jan 18
Locals say that reviving a once-flourishing processing plant could provide a much-needed alternative.
The new campaign is the latest in a series of joint US-Afghan counter-narcotics operations in Helmand. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
8 Jan 18
Tactic signals fresh effort to eliminate insurgents’ income from narcotics.
Poppy field in Afghanistan's Helmand province. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
16 Mar 17
Local producers say they can now plant and harvest their fields all year round.
A former drug addict at the Sanga Amaj Drug Treatment Center in Kabul. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
12 Jan 17
Experts say a major reason is the influence of a husband or other male authority figure within the family.
An Afghan child cuts into a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which will be used to make opium, in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
29 Nov 16
Minors are seen as the ideal way to smuggle and supply narcotics.
NDLEA workers discover 165kg of narcotics hidden in food supplies. (Photo: NDLEA Nigeria)
12 Sep 16
State agencies accused of failing to fulfil their mandate.
Afghan farmer prepares poppy bulbs for harvest in a field near the city of Kandahar. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images)
15 Aug 16
Officials report that large numbers of women are choosing to end their marriages.
Faizabad, the capital city of Badakhshan province. (Photo: IWPR)
17 Jul 16
Few resources available to address endemic addition in northeastern province.