KEY MESSAGES

- Description: The Kenya Tea Development Agency organizes the collection, transformation and export of 60% of the domestic tea production, collected with half a million producers who are shareholders and receive training and financial services
- Specificity: Producers are shareholders of the agency and train each other
- Impact: Income four times higher than in neighboring countries

 

FUNCTIONING

SUPPORT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEA PRODUCERS:
Training to good practices
> Development of Farm eld schools, where farmers learn to cultivate their tea

Production of tea of better quality
> And application of Rainforest Alliance's environmental criteria

Sales beyond market price
15 to 20% premium on sales thanks to superior quality

Offering of protection services
Micro-credit with low interest rates, various insurances, etc.

 

SCOPE

KENYA
500 000 producers in 2015

 

BUDGET

$ 600 M of export sales
($ 180 M of structure expenses,
$ 420 M paid back to the producers)

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Up to 36% increase of harvests thanks to better agricultural practices

Climate change
Use of wood coming at 50% from forests sustainably managed in KTDA heaters

Sustainable dev. goals
Income four times higher than for producers in neighboring countries (2010)

 

NEXT STEPS

Will to extend Rainforest Alliance's certification to all plants and producers