Geography Education
Follow
Find
769.1K views | +832 today
 
Scooped by Seth Dixon
onto Geography Education
Scoop.it!

A Fateful Harvest: Afghanistan under siege

Afghanistan supplies virtually all of the world's illegal opium. For Afghans themselves, however, feelings about poppy are conflicted: It's harmful to their ...

 

Part 1 of an 8 part series on youtube documenting the opium-growing process and how the Taliban manages it.  Agricultural production and rural land use can absolutely play a huge role in geopolitics and cultural patterns and processes, as evidenced by this example.  For more resources on the Afghanistan drug issue, see: www.scoop.it/t/funding-the-taliban-with-opium

more...
Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 7:32 AM

Opium is an illegal drug that Columbia and Afghanistan supply to the world. Though the country is aware of this and many people participate in the harvesting of it, there are lots of people who are opposed and against the illegal opium selling/trafficking. 

Geography Education
Global news with a spatial perspective:  Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography teachers and students.
Curated by Seth Dixon