Resilient, sustainable and healthy tea


International Tea Day (May 21) is an opportunity to celebrate the cultural heritage, health benefits and economic importance of tea, while working to make its production sustainable “from field to cup” ensuring its benefits for people, cultures and the environment continue for generations. 

Find out more about this important commodity that is vital to the many smallholder farmers who produce it!

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International tea market: market situation, prospects and emerging issues

The tea sector contributes significantly to rural development, poverty reduction and food security. This document presents an overview of the current situation, prospects and emerging issues of the tea market. It also highlights that innovation and product diversification are key for market expansion and for boosting tea consumption.

Carbon neutral tea production in China

Based on case studies carried out in tea fields in southeast China, this report presents a methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions and an estimation of the mitigation and carbon sequestration potential based on experiences from the pilot tea gardens.

Reigniting the engine of growth a forward-looking business model for the Mauritian tea industry

This report identifies a road map for developing a sustainable Mauritian tea industry. It emphasizes improving productivity and reducing costs with digital solutions and recommends developing a modern, dynamic institution with a new legal and regulatory framework.

Potential brewing for Azerbaijani and Georgian tea industries

With strong market demand for green tea, black tea, and health and wellness teas, this report suggests that these product categories should be the areas of focus for the Azerbaijani and Georgian tea industries during the next decade.

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