Attai, Shafiqeh Mrs.
|Name||Attai, Shafiqeh Mrs.|
|Date of birth||1981|
|Function/Grade||Head Pashton Zarghon Saffron Women's Company|
|History and Biodata||
Attai's business, the Pashton Zarghon Saffron Women's Company, produces, processes, packages and exports the world's most expensive spice with an almost exclusively female workforce.
More than 1,000 women pick the brightly coloured crocuses across the company's 25 hectares (60 acres) of land in the Pashton Zarghon district of Herat Province, which borders Iran.
Another 55 hectares are independently owned and operate under the collective that Attai set up for women saffron pickers, who are represented by union leaders.