In southern Afghanistan the season of poppy-harvesting in beginning. The farmers are in a hurry because they are afraid that the government will start eradicating their fields, destroying their plants.
This task though will not be easy for the weak government of Afghanistan. The plan to wipe out the land's poppy crop went into effect last Monday with Prime Minister H. Karzai offering to the farmers $500 for each acre they destroy.
The farmers though, need several times more that amount to cover the cultivation expenses of the last year. The farmers are not willing to give up their crops, because they have spend all their time and money on them.