Dayaxa Frankincense

Somaliland | Climate & nature-based solutions, Irrigation


Dayaxa works with farmers in Somaliland to harvest sustainable produce, achieve fair pricing and improve living standards for farming communities.

The problem

Communities in the Sanaag region of Somaliland do not set prices for the frankincense resin they tap from trees, with all value in the supply chain flowing to resin traders. Combined with the impact of climate change, these harvesters have few incentives to harvest sustainably, and instead overharvest to maximise short-term income.


Dayaxa works closely with farmers to achieve fair prices and improve their standards of living. Through their social enterprise initiative, Dayaxa seeks to have a positive impact on the lives of farmers and their families by investing back in these communities. The GSMA supported Dayaxa in November 2022 to improve earnings for resin farmers through a mobile blockchain app that traces where resin is sourced and the price paid to harvesters. The grant was also used to build a tree health mobile app to enable traceability and ecological monitoring.


Since partnering with the GSMA, Dayaxa has:
– Registered 1,023 frankincense resin harvesters and sorters, 69 of which were women.
– Started a community-based frankincense tree nursery to develop opportunities for community forestry and community-based plantations.

Message from the founder

“The funding will enable us to transform traceability and tree health tracking for resin producing species in the Sanaag region of Somaliland, and in particular for Frankincense Carteri, through developing a bespoke blockchain app that furthers our mission to transform this fragile supply chain and support marginalised resin harvesting communities.”

– Abdirizak Salah Mohamed, Founder


Abdirizak Salah Mohamed

Team | 11-50 employees

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