The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan expressed deep condolences over the demise of the country's 'Saffron Father', calling it a great loss for the nation.
According to ECO Cultural Institute quoting Bakhtar news agency, Mohammad Akbar had established the first saffron fields in Afghanistan 25 years ago contributing to the promotion of the cultivation and production of this plant in the country.
Due to promoting Saffron cultivation in the country, Mohammad Akbar is considered as one of the founders of saffron cultivation industry in Afghanistan.
Mohammad Akbarkeh, known as the 'saffron father' of Afghanistan, recently died of an illness.
Afghanistan is currently one of the world's largest saffron producers. Moreover, Afghan saffron holds the first place across the world in terms of quality.