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Sudan's Gum Arabic Farmers Worry about Climate Change

posted on: Oct 15, 2019

Sudan's Gum Arabic Farmers Worry about Climate Change

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA

BY: HAMZA MOHAMED

World’s main producer and exporter of gum arabic, used in many products from soft drinks to cosmetics, fears environmental changes.

Sudan is the world’s main producer and exporter of gum arabic, according to the United Nations‘s food and agricultural organisation. It is used in many products from soft drinks to cosmetics and accounts for nearly 15 percent of Sudan’s income.

But farmers who plant and harvest the product say they are worried that it is about to change.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Elobeid in North Kordofan.