Poppies Crop


Poppies are a special crop that are only available in the rare case of a Growing Opium special event. Unlike the other crops types, the player doesn’t buy this crop for money in order to plant it, but is given a fixed amount of crops, which can be planted at no cost. The harvest is then sold back to the vendor directly, at a price that is relatively high compared to those of normal crops.

Relevant Events

The Growing Opium special event is required for this crop to be available in any season.

Poppies are lost if there’s a Dry Season event. However, either a Well or a Crop Insurance will protect the crop in that case.

Revenue is significantly boosted by a Good Season or Splendid Harvest event.

In the event of a Civil War, roughly 75% of all crops will be lost.

The Market Prices Drop and Crash of the National Bank events both mean that revenue from all crops drops to approximately 33% of the usual value.


Any tools owned by the player will improve the revenue from poppies and other crops. The total tools bonus can be seen on the Annual Report.

External Links

“Opium,” DEA Museum:

“Afghan opium farmers ready for bumper crop,” by Carl Holm, Deutsche Welle, 2019:

“Myanmar cracking down on opium, but conflicts push drug trade,” Al Jazeera, 2019:

“Poppies, opium, and heroin: Production in Colombia and Mexico,” The Transnational Institute, 2018: