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We are a Co-operatives organization, the oldest suppliers of Frankincense in Africa. We have our offices are in the U.K and Somaliland with warehouses in the sanaag, Somaliland. We provide all different grades of Frankincense and Myrrh. We are able to ship to anywhere in the World.

In this production sector, there is no organized formula labour market in Somaliland. However, production systems exist as under members of the plantations (owning families asli maydi exports) who cultivate and harvest on a rotating basis called Gaafeysi and individuals who pay rent Cawaaji to the owning families and collect the production for the entire season.

We have access to almost half of frankincense plantation in Somaliland in which their centre are:

  • The Narrow Torrid Coast Strip (Guban). In the north, a maritime semi desert plain parallels the Gulf of Aden coast, varying in width from roughly twelve kilometres in the west to as little as two kilometres in the east. Scrub-covered and generally drab, this plain, known as the Guban (scrub land), is crossed by broad, shallow watercourses that are beds of dry sand except in the rainy seasons. When the rains arrive, the vegetation, which is a combination of low bushes and grass clumps, is quickly renewed, and for a time the guban provides some grazing for nomad livestock. This coastal strip is part of the Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands Eco region.
  • Martime Coastal line (Gulf of Aden)
  • The low land belt (Ogo) to the south are the broad plateaus of the Galgodon (or Ogo) Highlands and the Sool and Hawd regions, which drop gradually southward toward the Indian Ocean.

This is where you find frankincense and myrrh trees plantation centres.

So where is Somaliland?
Somaliland is that region in the horn of Africa, separated from the Arab world by the gulf of the Aden and sits astride Djibouti to the west, Ethiopia to the south and Italian Somali to the east. Its historical links with Middle East goes back to the age of the pharaohs where recorded legend says that the queen Hadsepshut sent an emissary to puntland, which means (land of incense) this name given to the region by the Ancient Egyptians who travelled there thousands of years ago to trade goods for this valuable Frankincense.

Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland, Arabic: صوماللاند‎ Somaliland) is an unrecognised self-declared sovereign state that is internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia. The government of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the British Somaliland protectorate, which was independent for a few days in 1960 as the State of Somaliland, before uniting with the Trust Territory of Somalia (the former Italian Somaliland) later the same week to form the Somali Republic.

Somaliland is bordered by Ethiopia in the south and west, Djibouti in the northwest, the Gulf of Aden in the north, and the autonomous Puntland region of Somalia to the east. The earliest human artefacts in the area are the Laas Geel cave paintings, dating from before 3000 BC. The area is sometimes thought to be part of the Land of Punt

Today Somaliland produces frankincense, and myrrh and other ingredients of which the pharaohs used to embalm and anoint their dead .legend also says that the myrrh that Balthazar, the Ethiopian king, one of the magi, brought to baby Jesus was probably imported from the golis range mountain of Somaliland where myrrh and frankincense grows and is exported to neighbouring Ethiopia and abroad.

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