21 August 2014

Kenya Urged to Search for New Tea Markets

KENYA looses about Sh450 million annually on poor tea sales in the international markets, a Mombasa businessman has said.

DL Koisagat Tea Company proprietor David Langat said farmers lack motivation because of low prices.

He was speaking on Tuesday night at a meeting in Mombasa with tea farmers from Rift Valley. Langat said Kenya has a big potential in tea production.

However, he said, the government and private investors should look for new markets for Kenya's tea.

He said Sri Lanka sells more tea to Russia and US, despite the fact that Kenya has better quality tea.

Copyright © 2014 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.