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Empowering Afghan Farmers and Women: A Saffron-Led Revolution - Heray Spice
Dec 15, 2023
In pursuit of producing superior saffron, Heray Spice goes beyond the harvest, aiming to uplift Afghan farmers with fair wages and empower women for a brighter future. The struggles faced by both farmers and women in Afghanistan are addressed with impactful solutions, marking a significant step towards positive change. The importance of women's empowerment cannot be overstated, especially in regions like Afghanistan where women have historically faced numerous challenges.
2023 Saffron Harvest Season at Heray Spice Cooperative: Q&A - Heray Spice
Nov 19, 2023
Saffron harvest season is from November 5th to November 25th each year in Herat Afghanistan. This is almost the same for Kashmir India, Mashhad Iran, and Oregon USA. We can say globally the last month of Fall season is the harvest season for Crocus Flower or saffron flower. In this article I wanted to write some updates on harvest season, Afghanistan farmers, our cooperative current and future works and programs. Let's jump into it. 1. What is the significance of the saffron harvest season at Heray Spice Cooperative? Answer: The saffron harvest season at Heray Spice Cooperative is a crucial time where we gather the vibrant red saffron threads from the Crocus flowers. It's a period of intense activity, community collaboration, and a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of saffron cultivation in Afghanistan.  At Heray Spice we believe that everyone involved in farming should earn a sustainable and fair income. Our cooperative of Afghan farmers cultivates saffron with passion and care, bringing you the purest and freshest spice that not only elevates your dishes but also supports sustainable farming practices.