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Saffron production up by 17% in Afghanistan

Saffron production in Afghanistan has increased by 17%, according to Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). Afghanistan has produced 4,675 of saffron this year compared to last year’s 4,000kg with majority of the spice grown in western Herat

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Saffron production on the rise in Afghanistan

In a bid to boost saffron production in the country, the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has established around 100 exhibitive pieces in various provinces to help farmers receive technical support in saffron cultivation. Saffron is witnessing an unprecedented

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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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Ghazni farmers happy about their saffron yield

A number of farmers have expressed their contentment about their production of saffron this year. Ghazni farmers began growing saffron on their lands only a few years back and have had a remarkable yield of this crop. According to one

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Saffron Suits Helmand’s Climate

Trials over the past year to grow saffron in Helmand province have proved successful with the province’s climate suiting the plant well, the provincial director of the Department of Agriculture, Obaidullah Ahmadzai, said. The scheme also included some training for

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Saffron Suits Helmand's Climate

Trials over the past year to grow saffron in Helmand province have proved successful with the province’s climate suiting the plant well, the provincial director of the Department of Agriculture, Obaidullah Ahmadzai, said. The scheme also included some training for

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