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Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan

The Obama administration plans to overhaul agricultural aid in Afghanistan to encourage farmers to grow crops other than opium poppies.

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U.S. Pursues a New Way To Rebuild in Afghanistan
Article | The idea to transform a vacant tract near the Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif into a sprawling commercial farm, with miles of strawberry fields and thousands of cashmere goats, began with an entreaty from President George W. Bush to the billionaire chairman of Dole Foods at a 2006 Republican Party...

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