Why Agarwood Oud Oil Has Become More Precious Than Gold

Plantations International News While Asian and European markets have traditionally favored softer floral and citrus scents, global consumer tastes are moving toward those derived from the aromatic oils of oud, sandlewood and amber long associated with the people of the Gulf. Oud, known in English as agarwood, originates from the barks of trees that only… Read More »

New Agarwood Plantation Launched in Manipur India

Plantations International News Manipur on Sunday launched Agarwood tree plantation at Langol Reserved Forest, Luwangshangbam in the outskirt of Imphal to provide alternative livelihood to poppy cultivators. Chief Minister N Biren Singh formally launched the Agarwood tree plantation programme organized by the Forest department and Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC), Luwangshangbam. Speaking to media on… Read More »

India’s Agarwood Trees Just Step Away From Extinction

Plantations International News The agarwood tree (Aquilaria malaccensis), whose resin extract is widely used in perfumes and incense, is one step away from being declared extinct in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN, an international organisation which maintains an authoritative database on the status of species, called the… Read More »