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Economic Aspects of Saffron in the World

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The Saffron Genome

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Saffron is one of the important and valuable agricultural and medicinal products. Specific features of saffron, such as family labor requirements, low water requirements, Irrigation in non-critical times Water needs of other plants, ability to grow in clay and sandy soils, minimal machinery needs, Ease of product transportation, and the potential acceptable income for farmers have led to an increase in the cultivation and production of saffron continuously in countries. Because of the role of saffron in generating significant foreign exchange earnings for countries, its importance as a valuable export product in the economies of countries as well as the global economy is becoming more and more apparent. Accordingly, in this chapter, topics such as production, trade, price, marketing, and processing of this product have been studied.

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Karbasi, A., Zandi Dareh Gharibi, B. (2022). Economic Aspects of Saffron in the World. In: Vakhlu, J., Ambardar, S., Salami, S.A., Kole, C. (eds) The Saffron Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10000-0_16

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