Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United Nations officials have said. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased by 10% to 201,000 hectares. But better farming conditions resulted in a higher yield per hectare, increasing overall production. Afghanistan Opium Production Up 43% – UN Drugs Watchdog Everyone knows the war on drugs never worked, most know our own military are told to guard the poppy fields as ordered by those commander and chiefs. We bring it in. No different than funding ISIS, no different than providing weapons for fast and furious.