GREEN GOLD

Rising tea supply means low bonus

Collapse of tea prices was not a question of ‘if’, but rather of ‘when’.

In Summary
  • In short, the total global production of tea has been steadily rising and so prices have fallen and will continue to fall.
  • In typical Kenyan fashion, leaders in tea growing areas have blamed “corruption cartels” embedded in the KTDA for this steep drop in the tea farmers' earnings.

For anyone with a genuine interest in the lives of ordinary Kenyans, the last few weeks carried some ominous news headlines.

And these “ominous news headlines” have nothing to do with the ...

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