Planting Seeds

An Afghan farmer working in his vegetable field in Nangarhar Province. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

This week on War News Radio, we hear about small businesses in Afghanistan that are trying to offer farmers an alternative to planting poppies – by making soap and perfume. Emily Hager reports. Read the transcript here.

Then, we hear about how an Afghan-American boxer is teaching girls in Kabul how to roll with the punches. Elise Garrity reports.

We also hear about Afghanistan’s bumper poppy crop and the people who make sure it doesn’t end up on the streets. Meghna Sachdev reports.

Finally, we hear how the fall of the Taliban opened up new opportunities for women in Afghanistan. Anna Grant reports.

These stories this week from War News Radio.

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