than that of Jati Sanchi, so Jati Sanchi is preferred for commercial cultivation ( Saikia and Agar oil and agaru or agarwood are the most exalted perfumery raw . Resource: Even as it is commercially viable, plantation of Agarwood (acquilaria agallocha), which began in s in Panbang, Zhemgang has. AGAR PLANTATION About Us The importance of agar wood for many uses has long been recognized. Agar wood is also considered the world’s most valuable.

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December 1, News 5 Comments 5, Views. Even as it is commercially viable, plantation of Agarwood acquilaria agallochawhich began in s in Panbang, Zhemgang has not picked up.

Bhutan had around 23, Agarwood trees as of2, were found in private lands across southern Culfivation such as Panbang and Samdrupjongkhar. Agarwood can mature between 15 and 20 years.

Formation of valued fragrant resin takes at least 20 years. Though Agarwood grow in wild in Panbang, late Dasho Nishioka introduced the villagers to its cultivation only in s.

Today, over Agarwood trees planted by Nishioka are still thriving in Agar Camp at the left bank of Drangmechhu where he stayed while in Panbang. Today, only around 20 villagers from Sonamthang, Marangdhuth, Yumnang and Laling own over Agarwood trees.

Planting method

Lack of scientific and technical knowledge to cultivatiob Agarwood in large scale also impeded plantation.


While sale of Agarwood within the country is allowed with permit from the forestry offices, embargo on export is shrinking the marketing scope. Nevertheless, gewog forestry extension agent, Cultivatkon Tsedup, said permits to harvest Agarwood from private land are given except for those trees from sokshing and tsamdro. Norbu Gyeltshen attributed lack of interest among farmers to technical and expertise constraints.

Export of Agarwood would be allowed only when the research has credible proof on its commercial viability. Policy also restricts export of Agarwood as it is listed in schedule I of forest and nature conservation. Because of rapid depletion in the wild, convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora listed Agarwoods like aquilaria, gonystylus and gyrinops as potentially threatened species.

What is Agarwood

Mired in a political and environmental quagmire, the much talked about Shingkhar- Gorgan highway is cultkvation. There is good scope to Bhutan to promote the cultivation of Agar plantation in large scale.

It is having very good potential and climatic conditions of Bhutan are very much suitable for Agar Cultivation. Bhutan should come with a policy to promote cultivatioj cultivation of Agar by inviting investors across the globe. Artificial inoculation of bacteria is possible. Technology is available across the table. In another years agar will form.

Bhutan govt should agarwkod into this matter seriously. If they promote and handle its not a tough job to attract investors from India. I believe agarwood is not exactly a tree but a kind of specific spices that is favoured by a specific wood-boring mould microscopic insect which feeds on its pith to secrete the agar or aghori.


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In that case, we will benefit if we can culture that microscopic cultivstion in abundance in laboratory and leave in augarwood to bore and produce mould for formation of the high value substance from the wood. You must be logged in to post a comment. Agarwood cultivation has not improved in more than 3 decades December 1, News 5 Comments 5, Views.

Agarwood is known for its fragrance. It is one of the most expensive woods in the world.

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