Khat Import Bans Cause Economic Hardship for African Farmers

December 23, 2014 11:35 AM
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Kenyan farmers are starting to pull out fields of khat -- a leafy green plant chewed as a stimulant in the Horn of Africa and in some Arab states. More countries are banning the import and sale of the plant and six months after a British ban came into effect Kenyan farmers are finding hard to grow alternative crops. Mohammed Yusuf reports for VOA from Meru, Kenya.