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Hing Asafoetida

Asafoetida, or Hing, is a perennial herb (genus Ferula) growing wild in the deserts of Afghanistan's northern provinces. The stem and roots of the Hing plant emit sap that is dried and used as a spice.  Currently Hing is collected and sold informally in local markets.

Priority problems for Hing include lack of domesticated varieties. Priority opportunities for Hing are agricultural production, including investment in crop establishment, cultivar research and extension services for farmers.

Improved Agricultural Techniques and Natural Resource Management Course Module: Hing Manual دری (1.2 MB) (People in Need)