Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

AFP India , Nangarhar, Afghanistan Published: Jul 23, 2018, 06:53 PM(IST)
Standing in a field of roses in eastern Afghanistan, former poppy grower Mohammad Din Sapai quickly but carefully plucks the delicate petals that will be turned into rose water and oils for sale around the world. The sweet smelling crop is providing farmers in Nangarhar province with a viable alternative to growing opium poppies, the sale of which has fuelled the conflict raging across the country.
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