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Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program

January 19, 2015

Saffron production in Afghanistan dates back to more than 100 years. The Government of Afghanistan and international community have been trying for some years to increase saffron production as well as raise awareness of its benefits. Initiatives, such as the Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Program, supported by the World Bank and Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) are geared towards expansion of Afghanistan’s licit industries in order to reduce poppy cultivation.