Opium Farmer’s Income in Myanmar

An official with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime stationed in Myanmar stated that a farmer in the country can earn up to $6 a day from growing opium. In comparison, a farmer growing rice in Myanmar makes about $1.20 a day.

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Source: Flavia Krause-Jackson, “Myanmar’s Opium Growers Struggle to Get by With Potatoes,” Bloomberg, April 30, 2012.