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Afghan farmers trade poppy seeds for wheat seeds

Story by Cpl. Marco Mancha | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 07.31.2011

NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan - The change of agriculture in Afghanistan is steadily steering away from the illegal crops which fund insurgent forces year after year. Civil Affairs Team 3, which is supporting the Afghan government, plans to continue providing wheat as an alternative to growing poppy and cannabis in Afghanistan’s Nawa District to drive the country into future.

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