Exports of saffron from Khorasan Razavi Province have registered a 46-percent growth in the eight months from March 21 to November 21) as compared to the figure for the same period last year, according to deputy head of the National Saffron Council.
Iran ready to cooperate with UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on developing the value chain of Iranian saffron as part of efforts to boost marketing in Iran and expand export network for the product.
Iran exported 147.2 tons of saffron during March 21-December 21, 2017, recording a 35-percent growth compared to the figure for the same period last year, said deputy chairman of Iran's National Saffron Council.
An official with Industry, Mines and Trade Ministry said on Thursday that Iranian saffron, major portion of which is produced in Khorassan Razavi province, will be registered on the global heritage list.
The Italian minister of agricultural, food and forestry policies on Tuesday highlighted the significance of enhanced ties between Tehran and Rome in the field of farming industry, asking for Iran’s help to grow saffron and date in the European country.