Kenyan speciality tea processor secures seed capital from Sinapis

KENYA – Tumoi Tea, a Kenyan speciality tea processor start up has bagged US$10,000 seed capital from Sinapis, a global business accelerator during their annual business plan competition held in Nairobi, Kenya. Tumoi Teas produces […]

Finlays opens US$17m refined tea processing facility in China

CHINA – Finlays, a sub-affiliate of the London-based John Swire & Sons, has opened its first refined tea processing plant in China, located in Guizhou province, after investing 120 million yuan (US$17 million). The plant […]

Netherlands invests US$19m in Rwanda’s maize, potato and tea value chain

RWANDA – The Agricultural Public-Private initiative of Rwanda has received funding worth Rwf18 billion (US$19m) from The Netherlands to support the professionalisation of maize and potato value chain and rehabilitation of tea estate. The four […]

County governments in Kenya invest in cash crop production and trade

KENYA – Kericho County Government is planning to set up a tea factory in the coming financial year, a project that will cost KSh150 million (US$1.5m) in Kenyan’s western region. Alongside the factory project, the […]