President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the government to release 1.2 billion shillings to implement recommendations to improve the profitability of miraa farming.
The president issued the directive on the money, after a task force he formed to give recommendations on the miraa sector presented its report to him at State House Nairobi.
The government has also allocated another 1 billion shillings in the budget that was presented last week for promoting the miraa sector.
President Kenyatta has also directed that all priority recommendation by the task force should be implemented within the year.
Key among the immediate recommendations of the Miraa Task Force is providing seed capital for farmers to access affordable credit.
This is aimed at redemption of leased miraa farms to break the cycle of poverty.
The government will also facilitate the setting up of SACCOs so that farmers can access the credit in an organised manner.