Kabul: Afghanistan’s saffron exports to India increased by 80 percent during the past five years, participants of an event in Mumbai were told on Wednesday. In 2019, Afghanistan saffron exports to India were $17.38 million and in 2020, the exports reached $19.08 million.
The Afghanistan Commercial Attaché office in Mumbai, in association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), and Indian Chamber of International Business (ICIB) hosted the Afghan Saffron Promotion Virtual Conference on Wednesday.
The program focused on promoting the trade of Afghan saffron to India. Afghan Saffron recently won the International Taste Award – World’s Best- in Brescia, Italy.
Manpreet Singh, President of the Indian Chamber of International Business, added, “The market opportunity in India for saffron and Afghanistan is wide open. I know that Afghan saffron is winning international quality and taste awards. The price is also right. The only problem is that consumers do not know this.”