• Giving children a platform to grow and develop

    Posted by Anuradha on 25/09/2014

    During the years I spent working for UNICEF in India I had the opportunity to visit a number of tea communities to see what life was really like for the children and their families living there. On these visits I would often sit in on the adolescent girl groups as it was the best way to get a true picture READ MORE

  • Improving the lives of thousands of children living in Assam

    Posted by Sarah Roberts on 24/09/2014

    I’m really pleased to announce a ground-breaking new partnership between Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF that will improve the lives of thousands of children and young people living in tea communities in Assam, and reduce their vulnerability to exploitation and trafficking. Indian tea is crucial to most tea blends and Assam is a key region, important to both the READ MORE

  • Health and safety continues to improve in Sri Lanka

    Posted by Dushy Perera on 12/09/2014

    I was privileged to be invited by NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) to give a lecture on Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Standards required for Planation Certification at their Headquarters in Colombo last Friday (5th September 2014). My talk was part of the Advanced Certificate Course in OSH for the Plantation Sector. Participants are from Regional Planation READ MORE

  • TEAM UP 2014 – A Sri Lankan Perpsective!

    Posted by mohanm on 31/07/2014

    Two days of constant face-to-face interaction and intense dialogue at Vinopolis in London with the key players in the global tea supply chain, all present under one roof was a profitable and a valuable learning experience for us. It also gave us the opportunity of meeting many old friends in tea and meeting new ones. The bonding and spirit during READ MORE

  • The view from Malawi

    Posted by Sarah Roberts on 10/06/2014

    The past couple of weeks have been tumultuous ones for Malawi. I am here with ETP’s African team,  international buyers and retailers of Malawian tea, and one of ETP’s key development partners, IDH –the Sustainable Trade Initiative. This is a trip that has been long planned but we came close to cancelling it due to concerns that violence would erupt READ MORE

  • Impacts of climate change felt by tea producers

    Posted by Jon Copping on 01/04/2014

    Having taken over the ETP climate change portfolio from my colleague Rachel Cracknell, who’s on maternity leave, I found the recent article, Why climate change is bad news for India tea producers on the BBC website really interesting. The story together with writing reports about our climate change adaptation project really made me think how ‘man-made’ climate change (I can’t READ MORE

  • Increasing sustainable tea production in Uganda

    Posted by heleen on 27/03/2014

    It was quite surreal driving through Uganda and hearing the news from the Winter Olympics over the car’s radio a few weeks ago. Alpine skiing isn’t exactly hotly debated in this part of the world. But then again, perhaps I wasn’t hanging out with the right crowd. The people I met with were more concerned with the longer than usual READ MORE

  • Plant Protection Code: A landmark development for Indian Tea Industry

    Posted by Vikram on 26/03/2014

    The last few months have been very eventful for the Indian Tea Industry and it still finds itself in the midst of a whirlpool of controversies. There can never be smoke without fire and the media has a knack for spotting the smoke and following the trail back to the point of origin. From all this media coverage I see READ MORE