Kenya signs Sh7bn specialty tea export deal with China

From left-Purple and Specialty Tea Association of Kenya chairman Karanja Kinyanjui, Agriculture Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and Fuzhou Benny Tea Industry Company chairman Zhang Chaob during a media briefing at the ministers’ office in Nairobi August 26, 2019. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG

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  • Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said the export volumes will increase to over 30 million kilogrammes annually, with an estimated value of Sh40 billion in the next 10 years.

Kenyan farmers are set to export five million kilogrammes of specialty teas worth Sh7 billion to China in the next three years under a deal the State is negotiating with buyers from the Asian nation.

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