Tea Farming In Mozambique Attracts Indian Growers

Tea Farming In Mozambique Attracts Indian Growers

From Hindu Business News

A delegation of small tea growers met the Mozambique envoy to explore the scope of developing small tea farming in that country.

The delegation led by Bijoy Gopal Chakraborty, President, Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Association (CISTA), met Jose Maria Morais, Mozambique’s High Commissioner in India and Vincent Paulo C Chihale, Commercial Counsellor.

There are 39,000 hectares of old tea plantations in Mozambique, out of which only 6,000 acres are currently under private ownership. Mozambique needs expertise and investment to boost tea production.

The CISTA delegation explained to the Mozambique envoy the growth of small tea farming in India – nearly two lakh small growers accounting for an estimated 35 percent of the country’s total tea production.

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