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Red Gold Rush: Managing Quality for Afghan Saffron Exports (en)

Saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, offers great potential for Afghan exporters. Developing a consistent based for quality is the key to unlocking a ‘red gold’ rush, a priority sector of Afghanistan’s national export strategy.

This guide outlines how to build a quality saffron sector based on mandatory requirements, voluntary standards and market preferences for three major markets: Europe, India and China.