Despair or Hope: Rural Livelihoods and Opium Poppy Dynamics in Afghanistan

Paul Fishstein
Content Type
Research Paper
Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
AREU conducted field research in Badakhshan, Balkh, Helmand and Nangarhar Provinces during the three agricultural years from 2010-11 to 2012-13, to explore the dynamics of opium poppy cultivation: the history of government policies and programmes and the ways in which these policies and programmes affected the ability of rural households to maintain their livelihoods.
Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Rural
Political Geography
Afghanistan, South Asia