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Sri Lankan Women of Tea Programme

July 5, 2019 4:30 am Published by Comments Off on Sri Lankan Women of Tea Programme

Five per cent of global tea production originates from Sri Lanka, where the tea industry employs nearly one million people and contributes $1.5 billion to the country’s economy.


Innovative ways of working in Sri Lanka’s tea estates

July 5, 2019 4:00 am Published by Comments Off on Innovative ways of working in Sri Lanka’s tea estates

In Sri Lanka, tea is hand-picked and most of the tea workforce is made up of tea pluckers – a role held predominantly by women. Increasing opportunities to secure better incomes outside the tea industry means there is a shortage of tea workers.


Empowering Sri Lanka’s tea communities

July 5, 2019 3:50 am Published by Comments Off on Empowering Sri Lanka’s tea communities

Close to a million people in Sri Lanka work in the tea industry. Tea estates were established during colonial times back in the 1800s, with a Tamil workforce. Many of the traditional structures and separation between workers and management have remained in place, despite changes to local ownership.


Improving Incomes for Farmers in Rwanda

July 5, 2019 3:30 am Published by Comments Off on Improving Incomes for Farmers in Rwanda

Just under half of the population in Rwanda live in extreme poverty. Poor diets and malnutrition are a concern, with 38% of children under five reported as being stunted.


Supporting Chinese farmers and the environment to thrive

July 5, 2019 3:15 am Published by Comments Off on Supporting Chinese farmers and the environment to thrive

China produces the greatest volume of tea in the world, and much of it is grown by the 15 million small-scale tea farmers in the country. In China farmers are generally not tied to a cooperative or particular factory, and many have not participated in organised training.


Improving working conditions in China

July 5, 2019 3:10 am Published by Comments Off on Improving working conditions in China

Given that nearly half of the world’s tea comes from China, it is not surprising that 80 million people in the country work in tea. The factories that process Chinese tea are varied – ranging from small, family-owned factories, to highly automated state-of the art factories. Similarly, human resource (HR) systems in place in the Chinese tea sector are also varied.


Women, Children and Families in Assam Commitment with UNICEF

July 5, 2019 3:00 am Published by Comments Off on Women, Children and Families in Assam Commitment with UNICEF

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) has worked with tea communities in India over many years. We are therefore very aware of the complex, sometimes hidden, issues facing tea communities.


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July 2, 2019 2:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Test

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Tackling climate change and deforestation in tea communities

July 1, 2019 5:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Tackling climate change and deforestation in tea communities

Climate change is one of the major risks faced by the world today. The effects of climate change will impact how and where tea can be grown. This has serious implications for the people who depend on tea for a living. Small-scale farmers are particularly vulnerable.