Tags Posts tagged with "Opium"

Opium

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Poppy cultivation in Myanmar registered an 11-per cent decline in 2019, while the acreage under the opium...
Opium cultivation in Myanmar drops further, UN says

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The area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar dropped for the fourth year in a row to 37,300 hectares in 2018 in the two...
Colombia to adopt Thailand’s rural anti-narco crops programme

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Colombia, the world's largest producer of cocaine and largest growing area for coca, the drug's base product, will look into Thailand's opium eradication programme...
How Thailand tackled its opium growing problem

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A few decades ago, life in the hill tribes area in northern Thailand was no bed of roses. The region between Chiang Rai and...
Opium production surges in Myanmar (poppy field map)

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The United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated in its annual Southeast Asia Opium Survey that Myanmar's opium production will rise 26...
Laos’ opium farmers asked to turn to vegetables

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Farmers in Laos' impoverished northwestern province of Oudomxay, the regional crossroads of the Laos opium trade, have reportedly been encouraged by a project to...
Investing in Myanmar: What about the poppy economy?

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With investors queuing up and pouring billions of dollars into the Myanmar economy prompting a radical socio-economic transition, the question has to be raised:...
Myanmar helpless against drug dynamics

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Myanmar has pushed back its self-imposed drug eradication deadline by five years as the nation struggles to combat resurgent production of opium and methamphetamine. The...