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Mayotte: Exploitation of ylang-ylang on the island of perfumes in decline




The island of perfumes of Mayotte knows more than a decade a significant decrease of its acreage in ylang ylang introduced in the 19th century on the island and whose essential oil is very popular with perfumers, industry professionals from the cosmetic and other aromatherapists.
 
The ylang-ylang flower is now grown on about 143 hectares while in 2002 its operation was still around 500 hectares, representing a decline of 70% that is a decade and a production for export which is zero since last year.
 
Plantations operated on the island of Mayotte are 'old', and are in average of more than 45 years, "which is far from ensuring the best returns", as the Journal de Mayotte indicates since ylang-ylang with evergreen foliage reach their maximum production at the end of 10 to 15 years.



Assani Badrudin


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