Farm Management

Bari grows best in undulating terrain in the moister lowland tropics, being found at elevations of 0 – 1,700 metres. It prefers an annual rainfall of 1,500 – 6,500 mm, a mean annual maximum temperature of 22 – 28c and a mean annual minimum temperature of 14 – 21c. Prefers heavy soils developed from gneiss and other metamorphic rocks, but it also grows well on sandy loams developed from sandstone. 
Flowering and fruiting may start at an age of 4 – 5 years. Good seed years occur infrequently and a medium sized tree may then produce 1.5 kg seed. The best agarwood yields are from trees of 50 years age or more but resin is produced as early as 20 years.

Plantation management is in the heart our business and operations, guided by our sustainable approach which focuses on environmental, social and economic development initiatives. Through our plantation management, we conserve high conservation value forests and support local economic development while planting millions of trees annually and harvesting the yield sustainably.

As part of our landscape approach to managing its plantation areas, we regularly holds public consultations with stakeholders to get external perspectives on the ongoing management of plantations and conservation and restoration areas, and to ensure continued alignment with existing laws and regulations on land governance. The indicators, which are used to measure our progress against its sustainability commitments, were subject to stakeholder consultation with local and international stakeholders during the development process.