Opium Farmer Vs Wheat Farmer in Afghanistan

According to a report by the United Nations Office on Crime and Drugs, an opium farmer in Afghanistan can gross $4,900 in revenue for every 2.5 acres of opium farming. A wheat farmer in the country can gross $770 in revenue.

Source: Kathy Lally, “Russia’s heroin problem and ongoing battles over Afghan poppy fields,” Washington Post, October 30, 2010.