Absolute earnings to small-holder tea farmers affiliated to the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) leapt in the year to June, signalling improved efficiency in factory operations.
The percentage of revenue paid to farmers in 2016 climbed to 75 per cent from 71 per cent last year, translating into better earnings for growers, data by the agency showed.
Factories in the Kiambu/Thika and Meru region posted the biggest efficiency with the average percentage of revenue to farmers coming at 79 per cent and 78 per cent respectively. Read more. Source | Business Daily