ESO held an interactive workshop on the sustainable harvesting of frankincense trees at the Hilton Salalah Resort on 11th May 2016 in partnership with HSBC Bank Oman. HE Mohammed bin Salim Al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, HE Sayyid Mohamed Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State Governorate of Dhofar, honoured the research team and various stakeholders with their presence along with owners and farmers of Frankincense trees.
During the event, local scientists and an internationally renowned agronomist, shared a number of important findings which showcased the frankincense industry in Oman, the products’ medicinal value, connection to national heritage and future sustainability efforts. The workshop ended with a field visit to a Frankincense tree farm.
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