(MENAFN - Wadsam) Afghanistan becomes world's third largest saffron exporting
and producing country.
The country produced 16 tons of saffron this solar year and
exported 13 tons.
The spice was cultivated in 28 provinces, according to the
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock officials.
The National Saffron Export Strategy was approved this solar
year by the National High Economic Council to help improve the export and
quality of saffron.
Afghanistan exported 13 tons of saffron to India this year
and exports to Saudi Arabia will begin soon.
Afghanistan's saffron has been certified as one of the
world's best saffron. This significant status has been given by the
International Taste and Quality Institute in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
This precious plant which is considered as a red gold has been growing
efficiently. The cultivation of saffron has popularized during the recent years
and it is regarded one of the most significant exporting item in the country.