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Course on Management, Cultivation & Production of Gaharu

May 8-10, 2018

Seminar Room, INTROP

Aquilaria is one of two genus of the Tymeleaceae family listed on the Red List Table CITES Appendix II. Agarwood is usually caused by mechanical injury in karas, besides the effects of bacterial or fungal attacks. There are 25 species of karas (Aquilaria spp.) have been recorded worldwide. However, only five species are found in Malaysia, namely A.malaccensis, A.hirta, A.beccariana, A.rostrata and A.microcarpa species.

Aquilaria malaccensis has been traded as a major species in the Asian region but has now spread across the globe. At present many karas farming projects in Malaysia have selected two non-local species A.subintegra and A.crasna for plantation.

Gaharu is derived from natural forests where the source is very limited and decreases. Without a concerted effort through plantation, these valuable resources are expected to suffer from extinction as a result of the extraction and trafficking of gaharu. Now it has started a little consolidated effort to preserve the commercialization of the gaharu industry.

Seminar paper presenters are among those who have expertise in the gaharu industry which include the aspects of Natural Resource Management and Distribution, Karas Stress and Agar Products, Policy, Promotion, Market and Direction of the Agarwood Industry. They consist of academicians, government department representatives, organizational leaders, farm entrepreneurs, industry professionals as well as users of their own aloe products.

Date of Input: 14/03/2018 | Updated: 09/10/2018 | nazlia

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