KABUL (AFP) - Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is expected to increase for a third straight year, a UN report warned on Monday. The Afghanistan Opium Risk Assessment 2013 said the country was moving towards record levels of opium production this year despite eradication efforts by the int’l community and Afghan govt. “The assessment suggests that poppy cultivation is not only expected to expand in areas where it already existed in 2012... but also in new areas or in areas where poppy cultivation was stopped,” the survey said. The study by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says that a strong association between insecurity, lack of agricultural assistance and opium cultivation are fuelling the trend.