Tea turns sweet for Kenyan farmers
19 September 2012, 11:57
Nairobi – Over 560,000 small scale tea farmers across the country have a reason to smile after the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) announced a bonus Sh37.51 per kilo of green leaf.
This represents a three percent increase from last year’s bonus payment of Sh36.40 making it the highest payment to small scale tea farmers in the world.
Announcing the results, KTDA Holdings Chief Executive Officer Lerionka Tiampati said the farmers will start pocketing their bonus, which is the second payment, from October 20.
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