The media and source of information for all gaharu community
What is Gaharu and why it is so valuable? Find out all about gaharu, its values, current status, and legal trading laws.
Are you a gaharu grower? Join fellow growers in this site and get included in the Indonesian CITES Management Authority database.
Interact with growers, traders, and consumers of Gaharu and its derivative products.
What is Gaharu
Gaharu is one of non-timber forest products which is produced as a physiological response to the infection of certain microorganisms to woody plants, currently from Aquilaria, Gyrinops and some other plant genera. Three main uses of gaharu are for parfumes, medicinal, and cultural related events, such as insences. A number of local names have been given by various authors for gaharu, such as agarwood, eaglewood, or aloewood. The gaharu could be found in several forms and qualities. It could be traded in the solid or liquid form, various further processed, end used products and derivatives. The highest-valued product from gaharu is agarwood oil with the value from hundreds to thousands American dollars.
What is this site for
This site contains general information about gaharu from cultivation, inoculation, process, and trading gaharu and derivative products.
Promote Plantation and Legal Trade
Unlike other commodities, the harvest and trade of gaharu is watched and tracked by the government and CITES authorities. However, currently there are many illegal harvest and trade of gaharu and gaharu-based products.
Reduce information gap
Currently, local and small growers mostly receive only very limited information on how and where the the product could be traded, as the market is dominated by certain traders and exporters.
Giving Growers Access to the Market
Current trade is done primarily through Indonesian CITES registered traders and exporters or through Indonesian gaharu association (Indonesian Association of Agarwood Exporters-ASGARIN).