This has been achieved by engaging and developing top quality tea industry management teams in field and factory, applying innovative smallholder service delivery models, as well as financing and supporting large new tea greenfield developments alongside major international tea corporations.
Our interventions include philanthropic investments in brownfield tea factories that are majority-smallholder, major tea greenfield developments and industry-level projects, working with up to 70,000 smallholder tea farmers. These endeavours have helped to mobilise US$ 220 million in direct investments into Africa’s agriculture and are also transforming regions and communities providing more than 20,000 direct employment opportunities. In total we estimate more than 500,000 lives are being impacted in the region.
New tea planting will cover 15,000 hectares and employ climate smart methods which ensure a sustainable and lasting industry for generations to come.