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About Us

Our History

The idea of a setting up a global platform to protect and promote these trees was first raised at the 1st International Conference on Frankincense and Medicinal Plants in Muscat in 2018. A year later the World Congress of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP) in Cyprus held a special session dedicated to Frankincense and Myrrh. This brought together scientists, businessmen and activists from many parts of the world.

The delegates recommended creating a global platform devoted to the Boswellia and Commiphora as a focal point for the collection and dissemination of information on these two globally important genera.

Protecting and promoting the wonders of Frankincense.

The idea of a setting up a global platform to protect and promote these trees was first raised at the 1st International Conference on Frankincense and Medicinal Plants in Muscat in 2018. A year later the World Congress of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP) in Cyprus held a special session dedicated to Frankincense and Myrrh. This brought together scientists, businessmen and activists from many parts of the world.

The delegates recommended creating a global platform devoted to the Boswellia and Commiphora as a focal point for the collection and dissemination of information on these two globally important genera.

The Platform Would Include:

01

New Scientific Discoveries

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Trade Patterns and Market trends

03

Conservation Needs

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Industrial Activity

Highlight

  • The scientific, commercial and cultural importance of frankincense and myrrh and the challenges faced by these trees and their harvesters

  • Information on tree status and populations, their forest environments, and the challenges they face.

  • Best practices on sustainable propagation and regeneration of the trees.

Our Activities

Promote

  • Greater national, regional, and international collaboration between business, academia, individuals, and organisations

  • The set-up of local grassroots trade and advocacy groups relating to species conservation and sustainable use

  • Research and development into novel value-added products with an emphasis on local manufacture.

  • Information on the status, pattern and volume of trade in these products globally

Disseminate

  • Improved methods of recording and tracking trade from trees to market.

  • Information on current and future legislation affecting these products nationally and internationally.

  • Help stakeholders improve harvesting and trade practices to ensure a sustainable long term future for the trees.

“It is against this background that the Global Frankincense Alliance, a non -profit making organisation was launched in early 2020.”

GFA

The Purpose of Our Board

The GFA has an advisory board consisting of eminent scientists in the field of frankincense and myrrh. The purpose of the Board is to:

  • Help develop the GFA action plan and policy.

  • Ensure GFA maintains an objective, ethical, impartial position vis a vis its stakeholders

  • Review submissions sent to GFA to post onto the website to ensure they are truthful, accurate and non-commercial

  • Agree on the allocation and use of GFA funds and recommend contribution levels

Meet The Team

Our Partners

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