It is interesting to know that about 5 provinces of Iran are cultivating saffron. But the cities of the provinces of Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan and South Khorasan in eastern Iran accounted for 5% of the total share.
The saffron cultivation industry and its exports are considered as one of the best industries in the field of employment. Because it has been able to create about 200,000 jobs in pre-harvesting, harvesting, harvesting, processing, sorting and packaging.
According to statistics released by the Iranian Ministry of Agriculture, Iran has been able to export about 280 tons of saffron to other countries by March 20.
Which foreign countries does Iran export saffron to?
Iran is currently exporting saffron to Spain, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Italy, Afghanistan, Qatar, India, Germany and France, according to the National Saffron Council Chairman Mohsen Ehtesham.
Among the countries exporting saffron, 86% of the UAE’s share of exports is UAE.
According to what he has stated, 120 tons of crop can be harvested from every 2,000 hectares. Fortunately, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of land used for saffron cultivation. The harvest amounted to 336 tons per year and increased to 382 per year. The increase in the number of land used for saffron cultivation is 20 times greater than the world needs.