The store (Natural Gum Marketing Enterprise in Adama) is managed by the government. This site is only for cleaning and packing for export. Gum is coming from Southern, South Eastern and Western regions of Ethiopia. Regional offices are located within each area, and employ traders to buy the gum. After that, the gum is transported to the storage site in the town of Adama. Each gum is cleaned by hand, sorted by size, and then color. Gum is collected from Acacia (Boswllia Paprifera ) and Acacia Senegal (South East Boswllia Negra).
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