Expanding Gum Arabic production | The Nation Nigeria

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is working with Nigeria and other producing countries in Africa to promote Gum Arabic due to its potential to generate foreign exchange, ensure food security and combat desertification and climate change, DANIEL ESSIET reports.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is spotlighting the huge potential of revenue growth that lies in transforming Gum Arabic into processed export goods. This brings a better deal for producers of Gum Arabic, a natural and versatile ingredient used in food, drinks and chemical products.

UNCTAD believes transformation of Gum Arabic into more income-generating activities cannot only promote economic development through higher incomes, but also secure rural livelihoods, empower vulnerable groups, including women, and promote synergies with natural resource management and climate change mitigation.

Globally, Gum Arabic is used as a…

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