Hossein Shirzad, who is also the Chief executive
officer of the Central Organization for Rural Cooperative of Iran (CORC ) said
to support saffron farmers against price fluctuations, rural cooperative
societies have been managed to purchase over 30 tons of saffron and paid the
farmers amounting IR.120 billion, up to now.
Enjoying the absolute advantage and ranking the first through the
world in the saffron production, naturally Iran should be the globally pricing
reference" the official added.
month, despite relative global stability, the saffron market experienced
artificial price falling due to the collaboration of some brokers and middlemen
at the national and international levels, however, CORC has succeeded to stop
the decreasing trend by taking market-oriented measures.
Shirzad expressed the hope that through taking the appropriate
measures, while setting a favorable price floor for future saffron transactions
in the international markets, it would increase the export rate of this