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Kenyan Tea Farmers to Benefit from New Pact with Liptons and Brown Investments

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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7, 2024 – Kenyan tea farmers are set to reap more from their crop following a new agreement between Kenya and Liptons Teas and Infusions and Brown Investments. The pact aims to position Kenya’s tea as a premium product on the global stage.

The collaboration will see the two firms partnering with local communities to enhance the capacity of the sector. This includes the establishment of a Community Endowment Trust Fund, with an initial investment of Sh1 billion dedicated to community projects.

Liptons is already in the process of setting up the Lipton’s Tea Academy, which will provide training to farmers on global best practices to maximise the value of their crop. Additionally, the two entities will establish a state-of-the-art tea-specific fertilisers plant.

President William Ruto expressed optimism about the future of Kenyan tea, stating that it will continue to attract global attention due to its top quality. He made these remarks on Tuesday at State House in Nairobi.

Also present at the meeting were Sri Lanka High Commissioner Veluppillai Kananathan, among other leaders. The new agreement marks a significant step forward in promoting Kenya’s tea industry and enhancing the livelihoods of its tea farmers.

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