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Tea Gardens in Kenya

Tea in grown in several districts in Kenya which include Kericho, Bomet, Nandi, Kiambu, Thika, Maragua, Muranga, Sotik, Kisii, Nyamira, Nyambene, Meru, Nyeri, Kerinyaga, Embu, Kakamega, Nakuru and Trans-nzoia. In these areas the crop enjoys 80% favorable weather patterns. Tea production had a huge impact of Kenya economy. The production is shared between multinational companies and the small-scale growers. Both sectors have benefited from many scientific advances in tea cultivation, although the average yields in the small-scale sector are below those in the estates sector. However, the small-scale sector has managed to achieve higher quality standards resulting in consistently higher auction prices. The industry is the largest employer in the private sector, with more than 80,000 people working on the...

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