Our Mission & Vision
Our mission from the start has been to work with the communities and for the communities in an environmentally friendly and sustainable approach, with the aim to make East African communities a leading producer and exporter of naturally crafted resins and gums.
Nagaad Resins and Gums is managed and staffed by a highly motivated team of professionals, all proud to be part of a business model that is helping create a sustainable future. We pride ourselves in being a modern Social Enterprise Business that not only works with the communities but works for the communities.
Our vision is to assist in building a better, more resilient and sustainable future alongside taking a role helping safeguard and caring for the environment. We work tirelessly in order to satisfy the needs and the expectations of our communities and customers.
Creating Community Awareness
Deforestation is at crisis levels worldwide with half of the world’s forests already having disappeared and only 20% of the remaining forests being considered as “intact”. Forests are one of the lungs of the planet and act as a major carbon sink and releaser of oxygen. The forests in the savannah and arid regions of Eastern Africa have suffered no less and have been overexploited and in areas devastated through logging and the charcoal trade. These forests stabilize and enrich the soil, prevent desertification, provide livestock and wildlife feed, contribute to maintaining suitable conditions for agricultural production, and provide income, shade and shelter to communities.
Nagaad Resins and Gums is offering communities a viable alternative to the logging and charcoal trade through sustainable harvesting of the organic resins and gums in order to preserve the trees and forests of the savannahs and arid regions.
Nagaad Resins and Gums has taken the initiative to create awareness on the importance of the conservation of the trees and is accomplishing this by reaching out to the local administrative units such as chiefs, religious leaders, and local government bodies. This is being done by visiting home sites, working stations, watering points, and during community festivals such as feast gatherings.
The communities and leaders are being educated on the traditional and now more modern theories of inter-dependence of the local trees; that is the trees depend on each other and have an inter-connectivity, so when some species are logged, the other species will suffer or not survive. Additionally, Nagaad Resins and Gums emphasizes on a very simple principle that will help enable communities obtain a sustainable income, conserve the environment, and at the same time preserve the trees. This principle is termed as 3G – “Go Get the Gum”.
Certified Organic Product Quality
Nagaad’s products are of the highest quality, with relevant certifications to vouch for product authenticity. Nagaad products are all 100% Certified Organic by ECOCERT, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), and the Organic Consumers Alliance of Kenya. Nagaad products are also Halal Certified.