Myanmar Opium Elimination Plan

A recent peace initiative in Myanmar's eastern Shan State could play a key role in poppy eradication in a country which is the world's second largest opium producer, analysts say. "It's a very important milestone," said Jason Eligh, country manager for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Myanmar, explaining a new plan to wean farmers off poppy in rebel-controlled areas. "It demonstrates a good starting point in developing trust."

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