Number of opium farmers

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How many opium farmers are there?

200000 families

Not too many people know that Afghanistan has been the greatest illicit opium producer in the entire world.  It is important to know that the opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise the past years.  Needless to say, 200000 families of farmers shared the income from opium.   It is also interesting to know that Afghanistan has been Europe’s main heroin supplier for more than 10 years.  Needless to say, keep in mind that more land is used for opium in Afghanistan than for coca cultivation in Latin America.

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