Parasitic plant in natural Boswellia papyrifera stands at Humera, Northern Ethiopia
The production of gums and resins in Ethiopia falls far short of its potential, even though the export volume and revenue from these dry-forest products have significantly increased during the past decade. However, consistently low prices mean producers have little economic incentive to manage dry forests responsibly. Actions are required at various levels to enable both the country and producers to obtain better prices for gums and resins. Ethiopia’s federal and state governments must work on product and market development, which will require data on the production and marketing aspects of the gums and resins subsector.