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Saffron: frightful decline in yields

July 27, 2022 10:02 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TORBAT-E HEYDARIYEH. Suppliers are convinced that high production costs coupled with a lack of coordination and mafia activities along with the climate crisis will ultimately destroy the saffron industry in Torbat-e Heydarieh in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province. Growers have also witnessed shocking declines in yields.

Future at stake

Although the county is one of the most important production centres for saffron, harvest hands are lacking. The fact that growing and harvesting saffron is also very labour-intensive leaves growers with little option but to transfer the crocuses they harvest to Mashad in the Razavi Khorasan province or to Kherzi-Dasht Bayaz in the South Khorasan province for cleaning, processing and exporting. Saffron cultivation currently spans an area of 8,750 ha in Torbat-e Heydaryeh and annual production ranges at 36 mt, of which 80% are exported mainly to the Gu

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