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Herat to harvest over 8 tons of saffron this year

Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock department in Herat said Herat farmers expect to harvest over eight tons of saffron this year. Department’s head Abdul Saboor Rahmani said the number of acres of land cultivated for saffron has increased from last year’s

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Pilot saffron cultivation program produces good results in Bamyan province

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)  received positive results from its pilot saffron cultivation program in central Bamyan province over the last two years. For the first year of the experiment saffron was cultivated on nine plots of

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Herat farmers to make 500mn AFN this year from saffron business

Saffron harvest season has kicked off in Herat province and farmers are expecting to generate about 500mn Afghanis in revenue this year. According to Herat’s agriculture officials, almost 1,000 hectares of land were planted with saffron and 140tons of saffron

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Saffron flower festival held in Herat province

The first saffron flower festival was held in western Herat province on Wednesday to appreciate the works of saffron producers in the country. The pioneer province in the cultivation of saffron, Herat expects to produce more than 4 tons of

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Herat hosts conference on saffron cultivation

Afghanistan’s leading province in saffron cultivation, Herat, is currently hosting a 3-day conference on saffron cultivation. The conference is attended by 250 delegates, experts from neighboring countries and university professors. Touted as the best alternative to poppy, saffron industry is

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90% of Herat’s saffron exported to foreign countries

Herat has exported 90% of saffron to European countries like France, Italy and Spain and the United Arab Emirates during the outgoing year. Three tonnes of saffron were produced from 700 hectares of land in 2012, compared with two tonnes in 2011,

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