FAO, through the Somali country office [Special Emergency Programme Services (TCES)] is implementing a project “Community Based Local Economic Development of Somaliland and Puntland” with the aim of contributing to sustainable economic growth of the two states, leading to the creation of new sustainable and livelihood opportunities. The project has identified the potential of aromatic resins and gum Arabic to the local economy and is using them as entry points. Two of the key components are mapping and assessment of the aromatic resin and gum Arabic resources in the two states.

To implement this project, FAO is collaborating with NGARA and RCMRD with the former carrying out an appraisal of the aromatic resins and gum Arabic sub sector and inventory of the resources while RCMRD is undertaking the mapping. To date, an appraisal of the current production, quality control practices and stakeholders have been carried out. Additionally, the aromatic resins and gum Arabic resources have been identified, mapped and inventoried and appropriate management practices for sustainable production and enhanced quality control proposed.

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Mr Ahmed Abaasr
NGARA Focal Point


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