• The Impact of Indonesia’s Forest Fires

    Posted by Nelia Latief on 26/11/2015

    With world leaders arriving in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), our next series of blogs will provide different perspectives on climate change from ETP’s staff and partners, and the work that we are doing to help the tea sector respond to it. For Nelia Latief (ETP’s Regional Manager for Indonesia) human contributions to greenhouse gas emissions READ MORE

  • Climate Change and Pope Francis

    Posted by janenyambura on 25/11/2015

    I never would have imagined that my career in tea would one day involve meeting the Pope! This week is going to be a very exciting one, both professionally, and personally as I have been invited to be part of the welcoming committee for the first visit to Africa by Pope Francis. The Pope will be helping many Christians to READ MORE

  • Presenting Our Malawi Work at the UN

    Posted by Sarah Roberts on 17/11/2015

    I get asked to speak at many different events but yesterday was the first time I had spoken at a United Nations conference. I was at the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, speaking in a session on how partnerships involving business, government, and NGOs are working to address difficult issues – in my case living wage for READ MORE

  • New Sustainable Development Goals, an Opportunity for Tea?

    Posted by Ian Midgley on 13/11/2015

    I was reflecting on some of the recent media coverage of living conditions in the tea industry when the World Bank Global Monitoring Report on progress towards elimination of poverty crossed my screen. Available to download from the World Bank website, it is well worth a read. Its conclusions are extraordinary, principal amongst them that, globally, the number of people READ MORE

  • A happy day for the Tigwirizane Farmer Field School in Mulanje, Malawi

    Posted by heleen on 22/09/2015

    9 September 2015 was a very big day for 28 smallholder tea farmers in Malawi; it was the day they graduated from their one-year Farmer Field School course and they were the first group to do so this year. The Farmer Field School programme is coordinated by ETP and funded by the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and Tata Global Beverages READ MORE

  • Reflections on Blantyre Meetings

    Posted by Sarah Roberts on 14/09/2015

    I am writing this in Blantyre, where the largest international meeting on tea in Malawi has just concluded. And it was a truly historic event. Everyone who has an interest in the future of the Malawian tea industry was there: all the tea producers of Malawi; all the key international buyers, agents, and traders; the Malawian Minister of Labour as READ MORE

  • Insights into the Indian Tea Sector

    Posted by Vikram on 09/09/2015

    The recent BBC reports got me thinking about the state of the tea industry in India. The business environment isn’t static and history has proved time and again that certain events affect business and how it is conducted. Previously we had the industrial, technological, green, and IT revolutions – today we are living in a business world influenced by the READ MORE

  • Sri Lanka-China Cross Country Co-operation

    Posted by Dushy Perera on 26/08/2015

    John Qin, the Regional Manager of ETP for China and myself were privileged to be invited by Heritage Group, one of the first members of ETP from Sri Lanka, to visit their joint venture tea blending plant in Guangzhou China last month. During the factory visit, John and I were impressed with the emphasis paid towards hygiene and cleanliness, which READ MORE