Ethiopia has a solid potential for gums and resins, particularly gum Olibanum and Gum Arabic. Informants and researches indicated that the country has one of the largest resource bases for commercial plant gum and resin production. A report compiled by IGAD (2015) showed there are over 60 gum and resin bearing species and the country has 3.5 million ha gum and resin bearing forest coverage. Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz and Tigray have strong potential for Gum Arabic and white Gum Olibanum. Somali and Oromia region are suited for Gum Olibanum and Myrrh to some extent. Despite the general consensus about the potential, the actual production, as discussed in the previous sections, is low. The table below summarizes the production belts and potentials for different gums and resins.