Board plans national tea survey
03 January 2012, 16:41
Nairobi – The Tea Board of Kenya plans to carry out a
national tea census through which it hopes to collect vital statistics
that can help in better planning of the industry.
The census, which will be undertaken this financial year, will entail
a tea bushes count as well as mapping the acreage under tea, in an
exercise that Tea Board of Kenya Managing Director Sicily Kariuki
disclosed will cost at least Sh150 million.
“We are currently trying to look at what may have changed in the
sector in climate terms; what may have changed in productivity terms and
that will set the pace for us to do the census,” she explained while
referring to the ongoing review of the ‘brown line.’
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