Saffron brings hope to Afghanistan amid economic collapse

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Farmers in western Afghanistan have just finished harvesting flowers that produce saffron.

It is the world’s most expensive spice, and the crop offers hope in a country teetering on the brink of economic disaster.

Al Jazeera’s @Rob McBride reports from the western province of Herat, Afghanistan.

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