This is the audio from our most recent guest on the webinar. She often refers to visuals, so to see the webinar in its fullest, see the attached link!
Across the various regions where frankincense grows, there are different cultural beliefs about the cultivation of trees. In this webinar, we will examine the culture, science, and successes of propagation in Oman, as well as smallholder projects in Puntland and Somaliland. The challenges, where propagation has proven more difficult, will also be discussed.
A general introduction to the different methods for propagation will be shared as a way to encourage communities, landowners, NGOs, scientists, governments, companies, and consumers to support initiatives to grow these precious trees. In this solution-oriented webinar, we will identify what is needed to create thriving nurseries and reforestation projects.
Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo is currently Chief Sustainability Scientist at the Aromatic Plant Research Center, where she conducts field research and ecological supply chain analysis on aromatic species. She also directs the Save Frankincense initiative. Dr. DeCarlo received her doctorate in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Vermont and has worked on post-conflict evaluations of natural assets and environmental projects all around the world, some of which include Somaliland, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and China. Previously, Dr. DeCarlo was the Program Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. She also worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council and UN UNSO Office in New York City. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of Somaliland Biodiversity Foundation and National Parks Conservation Association. Recently, Dr. DeCarlo’s work on frankincense was highlighted on CNN Inside Africa, the New York Times, and National Geographic.
Global Frankincense Alliance (GFA)