This is an introductory presentation to the DACAAR Saffron Project in
Herat, Afghanistan; the project was conducted by Washington State
University, USA, backed by RALF funding. The problems of saffron
marketing are discussed: diseases of saffron croci; competition;
organisation; failure to meet quality standards; and illegal saffron
trade. Four project outputs were outlined: study of farm economics;
study of saffron markets; sharing of knowledge; and formation of a
Further information can be found in the project proposal document.
RALF, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria, 12 pp.
Research in Sustainable Production and Marketing of Saffron