What we do

Our aim is to drive forward long-term, systemic change across three thematic areas in tea – economics, equality and environment. As well as our programmes across Africa and Asia, ETP also leads the sustainability agenda through piloting business innovations and influencing policy.

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Malawi Tea 2020

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, and most of the population live in rural areas. Tea is one of the country’s most important industries and main export crops. Tea is Malawi’s biggest employer, with 50,000 people working in the sector.

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Improving Incomes for Farmers in Malawi

By increasing farmers tea farming knowledge, incomes, ability to diversify and savings opportunities, as well as helping them develop improved business skills, we are improving their lives and longer-term prospects...

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Tackling climate change in Malawi

Tea is crucial to Malawi’s economy: over 68,000 people work in the industry, and it is the country’s fourth main export. Climate change is affecting how and where tea can be grown in Malawi.

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Sri Lankan Women of Tea Programme

Five per cent of global tea production originates from Sri Lanka, where the tea industry employs nearly one million people and contributes $1.5 billion to the country’s economy.

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