Kenya to increase tea trade with China to 5m kilos annually

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Kenya and China are exploring bilateral cooperation to achieve five million kilos of tea traded between the two countries annually.

This emerged during Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi’s tour of China, where he attended the launch of the China-Kenya Tea Trade Centre and the signing ceremony of partnership between Kenyan orthodox and specialty tea manufacturers and Benny Tea/Fujian Starchina Tea Company in Shanghai.

CS Linturi said his ministry is determined to work with all tea industry stakeholders globally to transform Kenya’s tea industry and make it more profitable and sustainable for the benefit of all tea exporters and smallholder farmers. They will also work on promoting Kenyan tea value addition and branding, reiterating President William Ruto’s position.

Source: DiploBrief