Let’s do everything possible to safeguard tea industry
Since the liberalisation of the tea industry in 2000, a lot of changes have taken place in the sector locally and globally.
Globally, there have been new entrants in the market, such as Argentina and Vietnam, while locally, the liberalisation has led to increased production due to rapid expansion in tea planting.
Tea is grown in 21 counties and exported through the Mombasa port. The industry supports more than 600,000 small-scale farmers while more than five million Kenyans are employed directly or indirectly.
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