Development, production and trade of organic Tea
Project Phase II
The phase II of the project "Development, Production and Trade of Organic Tea in China and India" is implemented by IFOAM (as the Project Executive Agency), and funded by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), an inter-governmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations. The project was submitted through the FAO Intergovernmental Group on Tea, the Supervisory Body for this project. Partners of the project are the Tea Research Institute of China, the Tea Board of India and the tea industries of both countries.
The goal of the project is to contribute to the development, production and trade of organic tea in India and China.
The objectives of the program are the following:
- to develop on a pilot basis the technology, techniques and systems for organic tea production including the conversion of existing tea gardens into organic tea gardens;
- to build capacity for production and certification of organic tea;
- to undertake an assessment of the global market for organic tea and develop appropriate marketing strategies.
The project started in May 2007 in China and in September 2008 in India. The final evaluation meeting for the Chinese component has recently been carried out.