US reveals new plan to battle Afghan poppy crop

August 10, 2007 04:37


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Bush administration has unveiled a multimillion-dollar strategy to fight Afghanistan's soaring poppy production amid concerns of growing links with the Taliban insurgency. The initiatives, described as an "enhanced carrot and stick approach" to supplement existing anti-drug programs, will vastly expand rewards for cutting poppy production and increase punishments for those who fail to do so, officials said Thursday. Over the next few years, between $50 million to $60 million will be spent to offer development assistance to local Afghan officials who make inroads on cutting production, adding to the current $420 million in US assistance that has boosted the number of poppy-free provinces but has failed to curb overall production.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

skiing 88 298
December 19, 2018
The full Israeli car rental guide for the upcoming ski season