The background of Saffron in Iran, is more than 210 years
old", Stated H. Shirzad, the deputy minister and CEO of CORC .
Declaring the Saffron as a safe and income- generating crop with
the targeted customers, as well as confirming Iran as the biggest producer of
Saffron with 85% of the global share, he stated that export enhancement through
planning and infrastructural development would enhance the foreign incomes.
Declaring that CORC at the
last year by market –oriented interventions with the aim of supporting saffron farmers of
South and Razavi Khorasan had been succeeded to implement the supporting
policies of guaranteed purchasing of the Agriculture-Jahad Ministry, CORC had
purchased 67 tons of different varieties
of Saffron ,Shirzad stated.
"More than 65 tons of Saffron had been sold in the stock market
exchange and significant volume had been exported too", he added.
Briefing the jointly long-
term plan of Saffron, implemented by CORC and Agriculture-Jahad Ministry in the
form of Purchase supporting and export supplying, Shirzad stated that
development of Saffron Market in the stock exchange market is the basic requirement of launching the international
stock exchange market for Saffron which unexpectedly appreciated by Saffron
"Islamic republic of Iran and international market stock
exchange will be the unique resources of price-determining for Saffron.
Meanwhile we will have an unexpected clarity of the price as well as the
quality for Saffron in our country which will bring about good fame and trust
for us as the biggest capital", Shirzad Added.