Rumi Spice is a company comprised of a team of U.S. Veterans sourcing saffron, the world’s most coveted spice, from one of the most neglected farming communities in the world: Afghanistan.
Selling saffron provides an alternative to growing poppy and opium farming, which is one of the primary sources of income for the Taliban. Without investment in agriculture, Afghan farmers have few prospects making them susceptible to the Taliban.
By providing Afghan farmers with a direct market to produce and sell saffron globally - Rumi Spice enables development and investment to create a foundation for peace and prosperity.
Based out of the Harvard iLab, only a couple of miles away from our HQ at Fringe Union, we invited the Rumi Spice team to visit Fringe and loved learning more about their mission. It was inspiring to learn about their dedication to improving the environments where they served - through sustainable business practices.
Learn more about their work, and support their efforts at: http://www.rumispice.com/