RASC: According to a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Afghanistan is known as one of the major producers of methamphetamine in the region.
In this report, which was published late on Sunday, June 25, it is mentioned that the production of methamphetamine has increased in Afghanistan.
The United Nations report says that the production of methamphetamine in Afghanistan has caused excessive concern in the countries of Southwest Asia.
The United Nations also said in its report that Afghanistan produced 80% of the world’s opium last year.
According to this institution, the amount of land under poppy cultivation has increased by 28% in 2022, and the global opium production reached 7,800 tons this year.
Based on the findings of this report, it is predicted that poppy yields will decrease this year due to the prohibition of drug cultivation in Afghanistan.
Substitute cultivation for the farmers of Afghanistan and other countries will be one of the important things in reducing poppy production, an issue that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has emphasized.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says that the lack of alternative cultivation is detrimental to many farmers and leads them to turn to this work again.
The United Nations has requested donor countries to stop opium cultivation by providing immediate support to the rural people of Afghanistan, so that they can lead their lives without the cultivation of narcotics.
This is while the Taliban killed and banned the sale and purchase of drugs in the country last year.