Somalia has allowed Kenya to more than double the volumes of miraa exported to this lucrative market, expanding opportunities for local farmers who are eying good returns from the Horn of Africa nation.
The exports, which have now increased to 50 tonnes daily, had been capped at a maximum of 19 tonnes a day by Mogadishu when the trade between the two countries resumed last year in July after the shipment of the stimulant had been banned by Somalia authorities in 2020.
The move came as a boost to many traders who had to seek alternative markets for their produce.
Head of Miraa Pyrethrum and other Industrial Crops Felix Mutwiri said the exports have been ramped up from the daily 19 tonnes when the market resumed.
“So far we are allowed to ship at least 50 tonnes of miraa a day to Mogadishu,” said Mr Mutwiri.