• گیاهان دارویی 2021-01-03 17:45

    Cultivating medicinal plants on pastures to be developed

    TEHRAN – The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has prepared a plan for cultivating medicinal plants on 50,000 hectares area of pastures across the country.

  • Saffron farming 2020-12-06 22:09

     ‘Red gold’ farming to amplify tourism in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN- Saffron farming has been amplified in the tourist areas of the southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province with the aim of developing agritourism in the region. 

  • Farmers harvesting ‘red gold’ in northeast Iran  2020-10-27 11:46

    Farmers harvesting ‘red gold’ in northeast Iran 

    Photo depicts a farmer is pouring the newly-picked flowers of saffron crocus, commonly known as the red gold, into a sack in northeastern North Khorasan province, October 26, 2020. 

  • saffron 2020-10-03 15:41

    Over $238m of facilities to be allocated for supporting saffron industry

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization (PBO) has signed a multilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three of the country’s banks on the allocation of 10 trillion rials (about $238.09 million) for supporting the saffron industry.

  • Iranian cuisine: Morasa Polo  2020-09-25 21:03

    Iranian cuisine: Morasa Polo 

    Morasa Polo (Jewelled Rice) is an eye-catching Persian rice dish, which boasts an amalgam of delightful sweet and sour taste. To make it, vegetable materials such as carrots, almonds, raisins have been used.

  • saffron 2020-08-31 15:10

    TPO sets up special task force on saffron trade

    TEHRAN- The head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) said that the organization has set up a special task force on the trade of saffron, the TPO portal published on Monday.

  • Survey to examine role of saffron in tourism development 2020-08-04 18:27

    Survey to examine role of saffron in tourism development

    TEHRAN – A case study is being carried out on the central city of Natanz to find out how saffron farming may contribute to the development of agritourism in the region.

  • Agritourism may shorten way to materialize 'Surge in Production’ 2020-05-16 18:03

    Agritourism may shorten way to materialize 'Surge in Production’

    TEHRAN - Agritourism, a relatively new branch of the travel industry in which tourists stay with local people in rural areas abroad, is deemed as a means to materialize the national goal of 'Surge in Production’.

  • Meet Iranian farmers who harvest ‘red gold’ 2019-11-23 11:19

    Photo: Hossein Sadri

    Meet Iranian farmers who harvest ‘red gold’

    A photo collection depicts Iranian farmers and workers who have launched a harvesting campaign of saffron in Khorasan region, northwest Iran, November 20, 2019. They usually reap the harvest during October and November and mostly around dawn to ensure the highest quality. Often referred to as the “red gold”, saffron is the world’s most expensive spice that is obtained from the stigmas of the Crocus flower. The golden-colored stigmas are dried and used as a spice to flavor foods and as a dye to color foods and other products.

  • Saffron 2019-11-01 15:00

    Saffron harvest underway in western Iran

    Farmers in western province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari are harvesting saffron from around 200 hectares of land under cultivation. The harvest season begins in mid-October and continues till early November.

  • saffron 2019-10-20 18:33

    Annual saffron output to reach 430 tons by Mar. 2020

    TEHRAN- Production of saffron in Iran will reach 430 tons in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 19, 2020), according to an official in the Ministry of Agriculture.

  • Hamed Soltaninejad 2019-02-05 20:30

    Saffron options contracts to be launched by March 20

    TEHRAN- Given the widespread welcoming by market participants for launching futures and certificates of deposit for saffron trade at Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME) and its positive impact on transparency of the price of saffron and the elimination of intermediaries, IME will launch saffron options contracts by the end of current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), IME’s managing director announced.

  • Saffron 2019-01-21 21:39

    Saffron output increases 15%

    TEHRAN- Production of saffron in Iran since the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2018) stands at 400 tons which is 15 percent more than the figure of the previous year’s same period, according to the vice chairman of National Saffron Council.

  • Saffron exports 2018-12-29 21:07

    Saffron exports up 44% in 8 months on year

    TEHRAN- Iran exported $252 million of saffron during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Novemebr 21), showing 44 percent growth from the figure of the same period of time in the preceding year, according to the director general of Exports Development Department of Ministry of Agriculture.

  • Iran’s saffron farming system wins FAO world heritage status 2018-12-24 20:56

    Iran’s saffron farming system wins FAO world heritage status

    TEHRAN – A traditional saffron cultivation system in Iran has won recognition from FAO as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).

  • Saffron 2018-06-12 06:37

    Saffron export breaks a 10-year record

    TEHRAN- Iran’s exports of saffron increased about 55 percent in the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20) compared to its preceding year, breaking the record of exports in the past ten years, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Iranian startup 2018-04-27 11:20

    By Setareh Behroozi

    Iranian startup enchanting market: Water-friendly saffron shopping

    An online marketing and an enchanting shopping! An Iranian startup provides the chance for you to buy your saffron from the farmer you want, get in touch with him or her and involve in sustainable development.

  • Saffron 2018-02-09 18:02

    Saffron exports increase 33% in 10 months

    TEHRAN- Iran’s exports of saffron increased 33 percent during the ten months ended on January 20, 2018, vice chairman of Iran’s Saffron National Council told Mehr news agency on Friday.

  • Saffron 2018-01-23 20:10

    Saffron exports up 26% in 9 months

    TEHRAN- Iran exported over 160 tons of saffron worth more than $219 million to 56 countries during the nine-month period ended on December 21, 2017, with 26 percent growth in the value compared to the same time span in the preceding year.