Red gold: Afghanistan’s booming & blooming saffron may become alternative to opium poppy trade | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Red gold: Afghanistan’s booming & blooming saffron may become alternative to opium poppy trade

Afghan authorities want to provide farmers with an alternative means of income, other than growing opium, by turning to the world’s most expensive spice.

Saffron production has risen to record levels this year in the country, hitting 13 tons, the Ministry of Agriculture said. Official figures showed that saffron cultivation has increased to 6,200 hectares of land in 2018, up 22 percent on last year.

More than 6,600 saffron workers have been trained on production, processing and packaging of the spice this year, according to the government’s statement.

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interesting

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I thought this was a spanish-only mafia.

obviously they can't get in with the usrael soldiers.

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