American-Led Effort Fails To Wean Afghan Farmers Off Poppies13:54

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In Afghanistan, there are dueling streams of revenue that define the country, where 85 percent of the people are farmers. One stream is western aid, the other flows from opium trafficking supported by the Taliban.

The February issue of National Geographic offers an update on the American-led effort to wean Afghan farmers off growing poppies. Reporter Robert Draper tells us the anti-poppy campaign isn't going well.

This segment aired on February 23, 2011.

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