SUSTAINABLE & HIGH VALUE INTERCROPS
Agroforestry Group after several years of successful research and development in September 2022 began planting Aquilaria trees as an intercrop across its durian plantations. These Aquilaria trees generate additional revenue for the company and its clients by making use of existing vacant land between planted durian trees.
This produces more yield per acre of land that would have been produced by simply planting durian. Our Aquilaria intercrops are also environmentally friendly and sustainable by making use of resources that are traditionally not be utilized. We use the leaves from pruned branches turning them into valuable by-products rather than have them go to waste.
HERBAL TEA & COFFEE
Aquilaria tree intercrops are pruned monthly with leaves processed into high value, healthy medicinal herbal tea and coffee. The unnecessary branches of the Aquilaria trees from pruning once taken off, are stripped of their leaves and slowly dried in an oven, before being processed into herbal tea and coffees. A typical established Aquilaria tree can generate approximately 0.50 kg of dried leaves per month per tree.
The global market demand for tea and coffee is increasingly rapidly with Globe Newswire reporting, it is expected to grow 11.2% this year, from USD 100.78 billion in 2021 to USD 112.03 billion. By 2026, the market is expected to reach USD 165.88 billion. Aquilaria teas and coffees are common across Southeast Asia and growing in popularity across the Middle East and West as consumer consumption increases, as they seek more unique healthy teas and coffees.
HEALTH & MEDICAL BENEFITS
Aquilaria leaves contain numerous health and medical benefits, with its extract having been used commonly used Asia for hundreds of years. They are commonly used to help:
Deal with feelings of anxiety and stress
Improving quality of sleep
Cleanse the body of harmful toxins
Promote healthy body weight
Promote healthy and clear skin
Stabilizes blood sugar