Afghanistan becomes world’s third largest saffron exporting and producing country as it produced 16 tons of saffron in 2018 and exported 13 tons. Spain and Iran precede as two largest producers of saffron.
Saffron was cultivated across 28 provinces, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock officials.
The National Saffron Export Strategy was approved 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.