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Title: The importance of saffron plant in Afghanistan's agriculture
Authors: Uludağ Üniversitesi/Ziraat Fakültesi/Tarım Ekonomisi Bölümü.
Moradi, Mohammad Masoud
Turhan, Şule
Keywords: Saffron
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2017
Publisher: Uludağ Üniversitesi
Citation: Moradi, M. M. ve Turhan, Ş. (2017). "The importance of saffron plant in Afghanistan's agriculture". Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences, 11(33), 165-169.
Abstract: In Afghanistan, about 80% of the country's population is engaged in agriculture. Therefore, agriculture has a very important place in the country's economy. As in other agricultural crops and products in recent years, the production of saffron plants is closely affecting the economy of the country. Saffron plant is also called the red gold in the country, because it is economically very important and expensive plant. Production and trade of saffron plant is taking place in different parts of the world, especially in countries like Greece, Turkey, Spain, Iran, India, Afghanistan, Morocco. More than 90% of production takes place in Iran. This important plant has been known in Afghanistan since ancient times, and production is done even if it is in a small amount. In 2002, saffron production became more important again and production started. Production is rapidly increasing as a result of the support provided by various national as well as international institutions and organizations in Afghanistan. Now saffron plant is recognized as an alternative to poppy. Nowadays saffron production takes place in almost everywhere in the country. About 5-6 tons of saffron is being produced annually in the Herat region of Afghanistan.
ISSN: 1307-9530
Appears in Collections:2017 Cilt 11 Sayı 33

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