Rumi Spice is a social enterprise company that seeks to catalyze sustainable rural economic development in Afghanistan by linking Afghan farmers directly with the international market place. By partnering directly with Afghan farmers, Rumi Spice provides the world's highest quality saffron to world-class chefs and grocers throughout the US. Currently, Rumi Spice is the largest foreign direct investor in Afghanistan agriculture, is the largest private sector employer of Afghan women, and has partnered with nearly 500 farmers in three districts of Afghanistan. Keith Alaniz is the Co-founder & CEO of Rumi Spice. He spent 9 years in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Combat Engineer.