March 27, 2013 by ellengeerlings
This farmer is growing saffron, the most valuable spice in the world. Last year 1kg of saffron earned him 250.000 Afs which is equal to approx. $4825 or €3925. Saffron is a spice extracted from the flower of the saffron crocus. Afghanistan is trying to promote saffron cultivation as an alternative to opium poppy.
Here the farmer is explaining how the saffron is harvested from the crocus flower.
Saffron from last year’s harvest.