عنوان مقاله [English]
Saffron is one of the agricultural product that has been considered by Afghan farmers in recent years. according to exceptional position of Afghanistan saffron in the world, investigating the willingness of farmers in this region to continue cultivating of this crop is especially important in developing this product and promoting its global level. Therefore, the aim of this study is Investigating the Herat farmers' willingness to continue production of Saffron. Data was collected using random sampling method and completing questionnaires and personal interviews with saffron farmers in Herat province in 2018. The willingness to continue cultivating saffron farmers in Herat Province were classified into four groups: low, medium, high and very high. The results of using the Ordered logit model showed that the variables of yield, price, size of the farmer's household, saffron's cultivation experience and capital had a positive influence on increasing willingness to continue cultivation of this product by saffron producers, while non-agricultural income, age and labour had an inverse effect on the willingness to continue saffron production. At the end, suggestions are provided to achieve the research’s goal. These include the provision of low- income facilities for farmers to provide easier and cheaper access to the inputs' production and utilization of new technologies such as the use of laboratories, the improvement of packaging quality and drying equipment’s.