More than an ingredient, benzoin has fascinated millions of people for hundreds of years by its unique and captivating scent, benzoin has become an essential ingredient in premium perfumes. In the high mountains of northern Vietnam, benzoin has become a traditional profession of ethnic minorities, a hereditary profession, creating jobs and income for farmers in addition to their staple crops of rice and vegetables.
Vietnam is considered one of the only places in the world that can produce this wonderful material. However, over the past decade, benzoin production has been halted due to various causes such as wars, economic sanctions, consumption markets, etc.
Since 2010 we cooperated with reliable partner from France to survey, and develop a detailed plan to restore benzoin production in Vietnam. Currently, the project has been implemented in many northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam, focusing on provinces such as Hoa Binh, Son La and Bac Kan. The annual output is over 30 tons. All of these products are exported to France.
This project has great social significance, contributing to improving the efficiency of afforestation, creating jobs and income for farmers.