Gonabad University will host the 6th National Saffron Conference

According to the provincial correspondent of Daneshjoo News Agency, the sixth national conference on saffron will be held in November this year at Gonabad University. This conference is planned in the fields of saffron production technologies, post-harvest technologies and saffron applications, and saffron marketing and ecotourism. The deadline for submitting articles to the secretariat of […]

Saffron production likely to decline due to reduced rainfall

Ali Hosseini in an interview with Mizan, referring to droughts and the possibility of reducing saffron production, said: “Droughts may reduce saffron production and this issue affects the trend of saffron prices.” He said: “Drought also reduces the growth of saffron onions, which reduces production by reducing plant vigor.” A member of the National Saffron […]

What does fake saffron look like?

According to Aaj News, director of the production and processing research group of the Medicinal Plants Research Complex of ACECR, said: “Today, there are many empirical and laboratory methods for distinguishing the main saffron from counterfeits, which some criteria such as the specific color and smell of saffron and its compounds contribute to this identification. […]

Could saffron be an effective supplement for helping manage COVID-19?

A new study has explored the potential use of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) as a supplement for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With the increase of mutations in SARS-CoV-2, as well as the mass demand for effective, affordable and safe vaccines rising with each challenge attached […]

Gonabad Saffron registered in FAO cultural heritage

Rome, Dec 22, IRNA – Gonabad saffron production system which is based on Qanat has been registered as 55th system of agricultural heritage by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It was the third agricultural heritage of Iran which has been registered in FAO. Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems” (GIAHS) has started work since 2002 aiming […]

Celebrating the globalization of “subterranean saffron farming system”

The celebration of the globalization of the “subterranean saffron cultivation system” of Gonabad city with the focus on Sano village has been registered as the fifty-fifth most important world agricultural heritage system “GIAHS” and the third agricultural heritage of Iran in the FAO. The celebration of the globalization of the “aqueduct-based saffron cultivation system” in […]

73% of the world’s saffron is produced in Khorasan Razavi

According to Tasnim news agency from Khaf, Mohammad Mehdi Momeni stated in a meeting with journalists of Khaf city this evening: “Our mission was to help journalists and media activists in assessing the needs of the region, because in all developed societies there is a significant relationship in this field.” has it. Director General of […]