18 Jun 2017

Tariq Habibyar: Saffron - the opiate of the foodies

From Sunday Morning, 11:40 am on 18 June 2017

Think of a crop that comes from Afghanistan and is worth thousands of dollars a kilo and chances are opium is what springs to mind. But there's another far less damaging crop that Wellington-based Tariq Habibyar, a refugee from Afghanistan, hopes will bring jobs and prosperity to women in his homeland. He's launched a crowdfunding campaign to help establish a sustainable, fair trade saffron import business.