To position Kenyan producer counties and partners as major global players in the production, processing and marketing of gums, resins and allied tree-based commodities from the Northern Kenyan Arid Lands.
Gum Arabic and Resins Association (GARA) is a membership organization founded in 1996 and registered by the Registrar of Societies in Kenya in 1997 to serve the interests of the various stakeholders in addressing challenges in the gums and resins sub-sector. With a secretariat housed at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Karura. GARA has individual members drawn from the gums and resins belt of Kenya and corporate members from associated companies and government agencies offering various services to the sub-sector such as Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority (ENDDA), etc. Upon its registration in 1997, GARA has been fronting critical issues affecting the gums and resins sub-sector in the country.
A lead organization in promoting sustainable development of gums and resins.
To contribute to improved livelihoods of Arid and Semi-arid Lands (ASAL) communities and members by promoting quality control, fair trade and sustainable use of gums, resins and allied natural resources.
GARA uphold the following core values: