February 29, 2016

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Afghanistan to produce 4 tonnes of saffron in 2016, to replace opium harvest (Vasudevan Sridharan, February 29, 2016, IB Times)

Afghan authorities have said the country's farmers would produce more than 4,000kgs of saffron in 2016 to replace the illegal opium harvest in the strife-torn country. Officials have expressed hope that the production of saffron is picking up across Afghanistan [...]

Experts have said that an increase in the saffron production will not only help Afghan farmers to switch to legal cultivation methods, but also would bestow a self-sufficient model. Authorities cited in the GMIC statement said this would significantly boost exports from Afghanistan as well.

Posted by at February 29, 2016 1:26 PM

  

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