Papaver somniferum

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Papaver somniferum

[‚päp·ə‚ver säm′nif·ə·rəm]
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In early 2007, CBN launched a major operation in the Tirap District that resulted in the destruction of 800 hectares of opium poppy.
opium poppy cultivation surveys also indicated increased poppy cultivation and estimated opium production to approximately 27, 700 ha cultivated and 270 metric tons (MT) produced].
Within the areas of the Lao-American Projects for opium poppy reduction in Houaphan, Phongsaly and Luang Prabang, growers themselves, or officials of their villages, carried out eradication of poppy as a condition of written agreements between villages and GOL authorities that villages would cease production of opium.
The trend of continuing decline in opium poppy cultivation is welcome, but it also points to new challenges.
The Central Government would consider issue of more licenses to farmers this year with good performance in the past for cultivation of opium poppy in the future, in light of proposed augmentation of capacity of the Government Opium and Alkaloid Works, adequate demand of opium for domestic and export purposes, provided the concerned farmers have satisfied MQY and other conditions of the licensing policy of the relevant year.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew an "unprecedented" 209,000 hectares (523,000 acres) of opium poppy in 2013, surpassing the previous high of 193,000 hectares in 2007, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.
Opium poppy is widely grown on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a region infamous for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked strongholds.
Our objective is to reduce opium poppy cultivation as much as we can.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A UN report said opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has been increasing for a third year in a row and heading for a record high.
The study for production useful pharmaceuticals of defined structure from plants began with the isolation of morphine from dried latex, or opium, of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum in 1806 [2].
Mumbai In an anti-drug initiative, the police yesterday raided 80 hectares of agriculture land under opium poppy cultivation in two villages in Beed district and arrested eight farmers for growing the crop illegally.