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Sustainability Issues in the Tea Sector

A Comparative Analysis of Six Leading Producing Countries

In this report, SOMO is presenting for the fi rst time ever a more detailed and comparative analysis on social, economic and ecological conditions in the tea sector in 6 of the most important tea-producing countries: India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Malawi. The research is based on an extensive field study of civil society organisations in these countries, thus providing a unique perspective on this sector. The report also presents an overview of trade, production and stakeholders in international tea supply chains, and makes recommendations to various stakeholders for improving conditions, particularly for plantation workers and tea smallholders the most vulnerable in the tea industry.
Authors S. van der Wal
Type Report
Date June 2008
Theme Tea
Companies Unilever
organisation SOMO
Sectors Food industry - Tea labour conditions
Industrial sectors Agriculture, hunting and forestry
Growing of crops; market gardening; horticulture
Related URL SOMO

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