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Thursday, November 27, 2008

"Sharp drop in Afghan poppy crop," BBC, November 27, 2008.

  The survey showed that over half of the country's provinces are now poppy-free and the production of opium has declined by 6% since last year.

There has been a sharp decrease in poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, according to the latest UN report.

The report says cultivation in 2008 dropped 19% compared with last year.

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