Competition in the saffron market
Competition in the saffron market

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Competition in the saffron market

Competition in the saffron market

Competition in the saffron market
Competition in the saffron market : The head of the Iranian Saffron Export Development Fund announced the entry of 30 countries into the cultivation and development of saffron production worldwide: “Soon, Iran will struggle with many competitors in the saffron market.”
Ali Shariati Moghaddam, referring to the widespread smuggling of Iranian saffron onions to Afghanistan, said: “Unfortunately, saffron onions have been smuggled to Afghanistan for more than ten years, and this has led to
Today, we are witnessing the cultivation and production of 5 tons of saffron in this country, which also happens to be exported to different countries.
He added: “Of course, the importance of cultivating and producing saffron is so great that at present the Netherlands is reproducing saffron onions through the tissue culture plan and selling it to different countries.”
Shariati Moghaddam stated that the issue of developing Iranian saffron cultivation is not limited to these two countries, said: Currently 30 countries, including India, South Africa, Morocco and China are also looking for widespread saffron cultivation to be part of the global market. Strategically and profitably own it.
He continued: “The entry of different countries into the category of saffron cultivation is a serious risk for the production and export of Iranian saffron, which currently has 96% of the world market with a production of 300 tons per year.”
According to the head of the Saffron Export Development Fund, although saffron onions have been smuggled to Afghanistan for more than ten years and many countries have paid serious attention to cultivating this strategic product, it is not too late to maintain and improve Iran’s position in the global saffron market. Is.
This saffron exporter stated that all over the world, the agricultural sector, especially the cultivation of strategic goods, is supported in various ways, and specified: “Currently, not only is there no support for the cultivation and export of saffron in Iran, but also the conditions.” Dealing with its production and export is becoming more and more difficult for Iranian producers and exporters compared to competitors.
He added: “For example, during the past years, the support of the governments of the time for the production of agricultural products, which was to be implemented in the form of export incentives and reduction of interest rates on bank facilities, etc., was never operational and this issue caused To export a significant part of Iranian saffron in raw and bulk.
He said: “Unfortunately, liquidity problems, inadequate packaging of Iranian saffron and lack of knowledge of target markets have caused the Iranian exporter to have to export this strategic commodity in bulk and raw to other countries.”
Shariati Moghaddam, referring to Afghanistan’s attention to the development of saffron cultivation, said: “While Afghanistan has been thinking about saffron cultivation for ten years, in implementing this decision, it has the support of European countries that intend to replace saffron cultivation with poppy.” Deal with the production and trade of drugs.
According to Shariati, of course, saffron cultivation is unique to its own climate, which is completely different from the poppy cultivation climate.
He also stated that one of the reasons for the decision of countries such as Afghanistan and China to cultivate saffron is Iran’s problems in exporting and timely supply of this strategic product in conditions such as sanctions and said: Money transfers could not export saffron as in the past, Afghanistan was able to take advantage of the vacuum of Iran’s presence in world markets, US support in the form of a guaranteed transfer of 40 tons of saffron and India’s tariff concession.
He continued: “With all these descriptions, it is not too late to maintain Iran’s position in the global saffron market and the country’s officials and planners should provide a series of practical support such as combating saffron onion smuggling from the country, attracting investment to modernize industries.” Packaging and marketing to provide real and practical support for the production and export of this native Iranian product.
The head of the Saffron Export Development Fund said: “The missing link in marketing in the production and export of Iranian saffron has caused the Iranian exporter to never be able to reach the final market of saffron, which is very profitable. Slow down.
Author: persian / Date: 2017-10-26
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