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Our UNICEF Partnership: supporting women and young people in India

India produces over a fifth of the world’s tea and Indian tea is crucial to most tea blends. Two million people work in the Indian tea industry – the majority on tea estates. Assam is a key tea growing region in the North East of India, and nearly 20% of its population live and work in tea communities.

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Empowering plantation communities in India

India produces over a fifth of the world’s tea every year, and two million people in the country work in the industry. Assam is a key tea growing region – with tea communities making up nearly 20% of the state’s population.

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Supporting Change in Assam

Find out how ETP's work with expert partners is contributing to change in Assam and improving conditions for tea workers, farmers, communities, and the environment in which tea is produced.

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Moving towards a climate resilient tea production system in Assam

As part of the TGB-ETP project, the Tea Research Association (TRA) was commissioned to generate predictions of the climatic changes that will take place in India’s tea growing regions in the next 50 years. The goal of this report is to identify those areas that will remain suitable for tea cultivation, those areas that require adaptation, and those that may become unsuitable and may need to switch from tea to other crops.

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Working with UNICEF – Stories from Assam

ETP entered into a partnership with UNICEF at the end of 2014 to help protect young girls living on tea estates from exploitation. Through peer support and education the programme also aims to give them brighter and better life opportunities. In this document you can hear some of their stories.

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