Integrated Saffron Production, Extension and Marketing Training Program for 570 farmers in 8 districts of Herat-Afghanistan      

The Integrated Saffron Production, Extension and Marketing Training Program are one of the initiatives to introduce a licit alternative for poppy cultivation in Herat, Afghanistan. The program has been supported the communities in 8  districts of Herat, Afghanistan to find positive and licit economic opportunities and to promote their trust in government and international collaborators, The project will undertake 570 men and women on Saffron production, extension and marketing program. The Saffron is a new crop that is highly welcomed and appreciated by the communities as Saffron cultivation is a new, licit and economically productive crop that has been introduced in Afghanistan in recent years. There is an excellent market demand for the product worldwide and this serves as opportunity for Afghanistan farmers with respect to high price of Saffron in international markets.

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