governemnet secures market for tea farmers

State to secure lucrative export markets for Kenyan tea

Tea farmers could earn more from their crops following a pact between Kenya, Lipton Teas, Infusions, and Brown Investments.

In the new plan, the two firms will position Kenya’s tea as a premium product on the global stage. The collaboration will see these entities partner with local communities to enhance the sector’s capacity.

It will include the setting up of a Community Endowment Trust Fund with an initial investment of Sh1 billion in community projects.

Lipton is already setting up Lipton’s Tea Academy to train farmers on global best practices to attain maximum value for their crops.

The two firms will also set up a tea-specific fertiliser factory.

The new initiative was announced on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, in a meeting hosted by President William Ruto. Those present included Sri Lanka High Commissioner Veluppillai Kananathan and other leaders.

The President said Kenyan tea would continue attracting worldwide attention due to its top quality.

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