UNODC Afghan Poppy Eradication Report May 2012

PERIODICAL REPORT ON POPPY ERADICATION VERIFICATION IN AFGHANISTAN

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MCN/UNODC is responsible to verify Governor-led eradication.

Poppy is at stem-elongation stage in Kabul, Sari Pul and Balkh provinces. In Kapisa, Baghlan, Faryab and Badakhshan provinces, poppy is at cabbage and stem-elongation stages. Poppy is at flowering, capsule and lancing stages in Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar provinces. In Day Kundi province poppy is at cabbage, stem-elongation and flowering stages. Poppy is at lancing stage in Hilmand, Farah and Nimroz provinces. In Kandahar and Hirat provinces, poppy is at capsule and lancing stages. Poppy is at flowering and capsule stages in Uruzgan province. Poppy is at flowering stage in Zabul province. In Ghor province, poppy is at cabbage stage.

Governor-led eradication activities are reported from Badghis, Farah, Hilmand, Hirat, Kandahar, Kabul, Kapisa, Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar, Nimroz and Uruzgan provinces. A total of 53 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Badghis province, 500 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Farah province, 3,958 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Hilmand province, 604 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Hirat province, 2,384 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Kandahar province, 11 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Kapisa province, 57 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Kunar province, 152 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Laghman province, 1,122 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Nangarhar province, 148 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Nimroz province and 408 hectares of poppy area has been eradicated in Uruzgan province.

Total eradication carried out is 9,398 ha.

Last year at the same time, GLE had eradicated a total of 3,386 hectares of poppy in Badghis, Day Kundi, Farah, Hilmand, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, Kapisa, Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar and Nimroz and Uruzgan provinces.

Measurements of eradicated fields reported by the surveyors will be checked by satellite images wherever satellite images are available. Therefore, figures in this report should be considered as provisional figures.

Farmers showed resistance against poppy eradication operations in different ways such as direct attack on eradication team, mine explosions, flooding poppy fields and demonstrations. Since the start of eradication operations, 99 lives were lost (28 police 11 National Army and 60 others) including 116 people were injured (81 police 7 National Army and 28 others). See Table 5, Table 6 and Annex 3 for details of farmers’ resistance.

5 comments for “UNODC Afghan Poppy Eradication Report May 2012

  1. a US libertarian
    May 27, 2012 at 5:58 am

    More drug war waste. Surprise!

  2. THE7THWRECK
    June 2, 2012 at 1:16 am

    LET THEM GROW, LET THEM GROW…LET THEM GROW.
    GOD gave humans dominian over the land, sea and all that dwell within….let it all grow.

  3. THE7THWRECK
    June 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

    If you cannot pay the farmers more money growing other crops, then how will this work? The whole world would rather buy the poppies at an increased price than giving pennies for the other crops. PROHIBITION WILL NEVER WORK. Its a tried and tested route. In this day and age, the pain relieving qualities of the Afghan Poppy are more in demand than any other crop….which can be produced in other countries. You know this already. If you take the land…then keep the ‘produce’ coming.
    I dont completely agree with this whole ‘taking over anothers land’ shit…..but at least keep the established routes of plant produce coming. A big over haul isnt worth thinking about.

  4. THE7THWRECK
    June 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

    NO-ONE WANTS THE ERADICATION OF THE PLANTS.

    WHERE ARE YOU GETTING YOUR INFORMATION?

  5. THE7THWRECK
    June 2, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Give me a field, ill use and sell the lot. This is so wrong in many ways.

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