Speaking at the biotechnology conference ‘Bio Johor 2014’, Dr Panamas Chetpattananondh (a Partner Teacher from the Prince Songkla University in Thailand, and Head of the Scientific Board of advisers at Asia Plantation Capital) provided a plenary paper on the capacity for Agarwood in Malaysia. Specific significance was provided to the possibilities of using the sophisticated innovations established by Asia Plantation Capital, and the chances that might be developed in so doing.
With the value of Oud oil (that which originates from the specifically dealt with wood of the tree), being considerably greater than the value of gold (by an element of 1.5), the sustainable Agarwood market is well developed in Asia, with Asia Plantation Capital blazing a trail. The sustainable plantation business is now actively planning to bring their sophisticated plantation systems to Malaysia.
“Gaharu (Agarwood) is not brand-new to the area and we see lots of chances for its development in Malaysia. As a leading business in plantation management, we make sure that our agarwood is collected fairly and sustainably,” stated Steve Watts – Chief Executive Officer of Asia Plantation Capital Berhad – speaking at the Johor Biotech Conference. “Not just that,” he continued, “however we are among the few plantation business to have our items licensed by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) which allows us to trade legitimately in Agarwood.”.
Asia Plantation Capital is the major sponsor of the Bio Johor 2014 Biotechnology Conference and Exhibition. APC delighted in the very same benefit in 2013 at the very first International Scientific Symposium on Agarwood (ISSA) kept in Malaysia, which was arranged by Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Agarwood (or Gaharu, as it is more frequently understood in Malaysia and Indonesia), originates from the Aquilaria tree – a types belonging to Southeast Asian nations such as Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Exactly what makes Agarwood so extremely demanded is the rarity of the great smelling resin included within. It is produced just when the tree is impacted by a specific fungi (or, when it come to trees handled by Asia Plantation Capital, when dealt with in a particular method).
Oud oil and Oud wood chips have actually been an important part of Middle Eastern cultures for centuries, where it is not just made use of in scents, however likewise in the wood chips burned in houses as incense. In China, Agarwood sculptures prevail domestic artefacts, and using bracelets made from Agarwood beads is quick ending up being a popular trend, with current record costs at auction having actually been attained in China for Agarwood pieces.
Internationally, Oud is now a significant component in the fragrance and cosmetic market, and is made use of by practically all of the world’s leading, luxury scent brands. Asia Plantation Capital’s partner business, Fragrance Du Bois, just recently had among its fragrances shortlisted as a leading 10 finalist in the Art and Olfaction Awards (the scent market event kept in Los Angeles, USA) comparing with and exceeding rivals from all over the world.
The health advantages of Agarwood have actually been well recorded, and have actually been a pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for centuries. Agarwood is renowned to be helpful in the treatment of digestion system conditions, the relief of spasms and discomfort, along with tightness in the chest, stomach discomfort, throwing up, diarrhoea and asthma.
Current research study has actually revealed that, possibly, Agarwood has much more medical advantages, with the oil having actually been discovered to have sedative impacts, while an element reveals guarantee for usage in the advancement of an anti-cancer drug. Antioxidant buildings have actually likewise been discovered in the extract of Agarwood leaves, which might likewise be made use of for the treatment of stomach problems and skin infections.
She continued, “The sustainable plantation of Agarwood trees might be extremely important to the Malaysian agriculture market. The Asia Plantation Capital Scientific Advisory Board is now working with academics throughout Asia to establish and produce pharmaceuticals from Agarwood for larger usage in conventional medication.
All types of the Aquilaria tree are categorized under CITES as jeopardized types – due to prohibited and substantial gathering and logging for Oud oil. Asia Plantation Capital’s Oud oil and woodchip items are all lawfully licensed under the CITES arrangement, making sure that the strictest legal and ethical requirements are maintained in the planting, collecting and growing of Agarwood and Oud oil.
Progressing, Asia Plantation Capital has strategies to check out more chances by getting plantations (or partnering existing plantation owners) to establish Agarwood in Malaysia. Over the last 10 years, Asia Plantation Capital has actually established sophisticated exclusive inoculation systems that have actually been carried out in Thailand, Cambodia and India (with shown outcomes) along with a brand-new, trademarked system which, over a longer period, will certainly promote resin production throughout the whole tree.
About Asia Plantation Capital.
Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a varied variety of office plantation and farming companies throughout the Asia-Pacific area, and worldwide, is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated business. Developed formally in 2008 (although running independently given that 2002) the group now has plantation and farming tasks on 4 continents with functional jobs at different phases in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.
Promoting making use of licensed wood is the very best method of avoiding logging, thus safeguarding biodiversity and fighting poverty in the tropical jungle areas. For the yacht sector, which pursues quality and which is currently associated with ecological efforts, this is likewise a method of guaranteeing that no wood from prohibited logging is made use of.
About Fragrance Du Bois.
Fragrance Du Bois is a specific niche luxury fragrance residence working carefully with sustainable plantations inAsia, bringing amazing brand-new 100 % natural Oud oil based scents to unique markets worldwide. Sustainably sourcing the finest basic materials around the world, dealing with French perfumers to produce a complete variety of items, as well as supplying custom scent services, Fragrance Du Bois is individual luxury with a conscience. With unique scent lounges around the world, in Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Fragrance Du Bois produces just the finest experience in custom perfumery.