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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Saffron - Hope for Afghanistan
A group of military veterans who are also students at Harvard University are hoping that a business venture associated with the Harvard Innovation Lab will produce beneficial results for the Afghan economy. Rumi Spice is a venture that launched earlier this year (2014) and which provides quality saffron from Afghan farmers. If the venture takes off it is hoped to move Afghan farmers away from the drug trade and into an economic alternative crop. This would reduce money going to warlords, corrupt government officials, and the Taliban as well as cut down on the amount of drugs going into the international market. Read more in "Harvard students help rebuild Afghanistan with one ingredient: Saffron", Boston Business Journal, November 30, 2014. Visit the website of Rumi Spice to order your products in time for Christmas. www.rumispice.com/