Licorice from Afghanistan
About licorice from Afghanistan
Afghanistan, from Afghanistan, is considered to be the best in the world as regards the source of war because of the particular climate and the cultivation of the mountains for over 800 metres. The lakridsroden has a high level (5,5-6%) of glycyrrhizic acid, which is the main soot content in licorice root.
Warfair is working with the Afghan company SHADIAN about the importation of the LakridsRoot from Afghanistan to Denmark. Danes are among the world's largest producers and consumers of licorice products.
SHADIAN is buying the lakridsmess from farmers in the north and north-east of Afghanistan (Wakhan corridor) and works the roots at the plant in Mazakarr-e Sharīf. The company is trying to promote sustainable growth in the root of the salmon, and train farmers in good ways to plant, water and harvest.
The LakridsRoot from Afghanistan can create jobs for farmers and for factory workers. SHADIAN has created about 120 direct jobs and 5-600 indirect jobs. Eighty per cent of employees are women.
Afghanistan has suffered from war and conflict for up to 40 years, where hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions driven on the run. The fighting has had a devastating effect on the Afghan society of insecurity, widespread poverty and a lack of basic social benefits in large parts of the country.
Of the total population of over 35 million people live more than a third in extreme poverty and over six million people depend on relief.
The Afghans are extremely resilient, but are badly needed for trade, jobs and income.