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Plantation development:

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Promotions : The crop is promoted to interested farmers through promoters by organising seminars with power point presentations, interactions etc.
Cultivation guidelines : Farmers are guided in agricultural methods by visiting their farms, providing cultivation manuals etc.
Seedlings : Genetically-traced, better-quality-and-quantity-resinous-wood-producing Vanadurgi A-12 variety seedlings are delivered to the planters’ doorsteps.

 

Plantation management:

Technical guidelines: Company scientists will provide regular technical support to manage irrigation, fertigation, and disease and pest management.
Field inspections: Field officers will carry out periodical inspections to examine the growth of trees and recommend the necessary steps to be taken.
General Supports: The company carries out various activities to be in regular touch with the planters, which impacts plantation management.
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Information & news:

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Agarwood bulletin: A quarterly magazine is circulated among planters for free, to provide updates of the latest local and international news on agarwood.
Call centre services: Call centre services are provided to give out necessary information and to attend immediately to any agriculture-related problems.
SMS services: Regular SMS updates are provided to planters about various programmes, important information and reminders about plantation activities.

 

Planters relationship:

AGM: Annual general body meetings are organised once a year where all issues are discussed and important decisions are taken by considering the suggestions given out by the planters.
Planters meets: Once a year, planters’ meet is organised in crop-dense zones so that the farmers can have direct interaction with the management and scientists of the company.
Field days: Filed day programmes are organised in well-managed farms to create an interaction platform to exchange knowledge on various aspects of cultivation and processing.
Organised visits: The company organises field trips for new planters to well-developed plantations so that they can visualise and adopt the necessary agro-techniques in their farms too.
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Administrative activities:

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Directors meetings: The company holds directors’ meetings regularly, and as and when required, to plan and implement various activities and business development programmes.
Executive Committee : In order to operate efficiently, the company has several executive committees for various units of the company, including cultivation and processing.

 

Research activates:

In house research: The company has in-house and an associated research wing engaged in the various aspects of agriculture and artificial inoculation technology development.
Collaboration research: The company has collaborations with many government forestry institutions and agriculture universities on the research and development of various agarwood aspects.
Updates from overseas partners: The company is associated with well-experienced overseas partners in the field of artificial inoculation and processing.
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Government works:

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Subsidies: Pursuing the government to sanction subsidies to farmers through schemes like the National Mission on Medicinal Plants, social forestry etc.
Harvesting permissions: Working on bringing the necessary changes to the current Tree Preservation Act so that agar trees are harvested, processed and sold as any other agricultural produce.
Export permissions: Preparation of necessary documents to get clearance from the government and CITES to enable exports.

 

Legal documentations:

Allotment of shares: The company allots one share to the farmer for every tree planted by him, by taking care of all the legal formalities.
Planter company agreement: Both the planters and the company have to sign an agreement stating that planters should sell their trees to the company only, and the company should provide long-term services and best prices.
Farmer diary: Field inspectors will visit each and every farm, once a year, to verify the crops and recommend the necessary steps to be taken, and the same is noted in the farm diary as the field history report.
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Resinous wood production:

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Natural infection: The company promotes the crop wherein the trees are naturally drilled by insects and infected by fungus.
Traditional methods of production: The company is training farmers to apply traditional inoculation methods to their well-grown trees by themselves, to get better quality and save on cost as well.
Identification of tress: Based on requirement, the company identifies mature tress to be inoculated each year by discussing with farmers who wish to sell their produce.
Artificial inoculation: The company carries out artificial inoculation to trees to get a realistic price for its shareholders, and the market price for others.

 

Processing:

Harvesting: The company identifies and advises farmers to harvest trees based on resin density, season, market requirement, price etc.
Primary processing: Depending on crop density, the company will set up processing units wherein agarwood is processed into different grades in the presence of farmers.
Extraction: Once the agarwood is processed into different grades of chips, they are either sold as chips or processed into agarwood oil.
State-of-art processing: Depending on costumers’ requirements, the company will follow various technologies. Agarwood from high grade resinous wood is extracted in state-of-art facilities.
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Sales:

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Purchasing: The company will purchase processed agarwood products at realistic rates based on international market prices.
Business development: Customer satisfaction is the company’s primary focus. It has established clients and is continually working on developing new clients as well.
Collaborations: The company is associated with leading institutions from across the globe for the sale of its products.
Shipment: The company will sell the products to domestic and international clients with proper legal documents and with standardised packaging and forwarding system.

 

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