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To Transform the Fortunes of Iran’s Saffron Farmers, a Commitment to Technology and the Environment

◢ Keshmoon, an Iranian startup, connects carefully selected saffron farmers engaged in sustainable agriculture with premium consumers. The company has recently gained acclaim for its combination of ecommerce and "agritech" solutions. 

◢ Starting with an initial cohort of 30 farmers in the town of Qaen in Khorasan Province, Keshmoon is encouraging a move to sustainable agriculture. The goal is to reduce water usage through means that also help the farmers improve their livelihoods. 

Slowly But Surely, Lake Urmia Comes Back to Life

◢ Lake Urmia was once the second largest salt-water lake in the world. But years of environmental mismanagement saw the surface area of the lake shrink by 90%.

◢ After a decade-long initiative led by the United Nations, and supported by the Iranian and Japanese governments, water levels in the lake are finally beginning to rebound.