There are currently three projects with one major goal; Development of Gums and Resins Sector for Socio-economic Well Being and Ecological Resilience
1. Strengthening Capacity
Strengthening Capacity among Stakeholders for Production and Trade in Gums and Resins in Africa – AFF, SDC. Four countries – Burkina Faso, Kenya, Niger & Tanzania.
2. Employment Opportunities
Increasing Employment and Economic Opportunities for communities in Kenya's ASAL Counties through Unlocking their Gum Arabic potential. Partnership between GIZ and Acacia EPZ Limited to Build capacity of gum Arabic collectors & traders on Sustainable tapping methods, quality assurance and value addition in Kenya.
3. Strengthening the sector
Strengthening the Gum Arabic Sector for Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods of Women and Youths in Africa’s Drylands – FAO in Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal & S. Sudan
Scaling-Up Resilience in Africa’s Great Green Wall (SURAGGWA),
The formulation of the GCF project to scale-up successful climate actions for the implementation of the AU GGW Initiative – FAO-NGARA project in Burkina, Chad, Mali, Niger,…Read more
Strengthening the Gum Arabic Sector for Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods of Women and Youth in Africa’s Drylands
FAO-NGARA project in Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and South Sudan
More information coming soon
Strengthening Capacity among Stakeholders for Production and Trade in Gums and Resins in Africa
African Forest Forum through ﬁnancial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) covering four NGARA member countries;
Burkina Faso, Kenya, Niger…Read more
Development of Gum Arabic, Aloe & Allied dryland resources in Karamoja Region, Uganda
The project was an initiative by the President through the AGOA ofﬁce to empower local people in Karamoja Region improve livelihood from natural resources and mitigate insecurity. The project was undertaken between July 2006 and March 2008. The major activities involved identiﬁcation of commercially viable tree/plant resources in the region, mapping and assessment of the resources and market intelligence.
At the end of the…Read more
Food for Asset
Food for Assets funded by the World Food Programme and Assisting communities at the Acacia Operation Project (AOP) field sites.
In Kenya, the Acacia Operation Project (AOP) is working with the communities at the project sites through Project Management Committees (PMCs). The original idea of AOP was to have the communities contribute to the project in the form of land and labor. However,…Read more
Acacia Operation Project (AOP)
In collaboration with FAO NGARA implemented the “Acacia Operation Project (AOP) – Support to Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Soil Degradation Control in the Gums and Resins Producer Countries with funds from the government of Italy through FAO” implemented from January 2004 – May 2006 with a cost extension up to August 2008 and thereafter a no cost extension until June 2010. The AOP had three components;…Read more