Myanmar's Opium Harvest Rises 26 Percent, as Poor Farmers See Few OptionsChristina Larson
Northern Myanmar is a land of jagged ravines that make for dramatic scenery but poor farmland. And on steep hillsides with poor soil and little water, Burmese farmers are increasingly cultivating opium poppies, which weather tough terrain and sell for $500 a dry kilogram.
To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.
If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.