Hainan to boost development of aromatic plants industry
Hainan’s provincial forestry bureau called for greater efforts to push forward the development of the island’s aromatic plant industry.
Hainan has about 329 types of aromatic plants, mainly distributed at the island’s central mountainous region. To better protect the tropical forestry resources, the government has set up 20 natural ecological reserves with areas totaling 3.45 million hectares, accounting for 98.5% of the total protected area.
Statistics showed that the island has cultivated more than 70 aromatic plants, such as the pepper, patchouli and rosewood in great numbers.
The aromatic plant industry is required to push forward industrial upgrades, such as setting up an information database for the collection of aromatic plants of various types and the establishment of a batch of production demonstration projects to raise the quality and efficiency of the industry.
Efforts should also be made to improve technological innovation and develop a series of tourism related products.