Monday, March 01, 2010

Kenya: World's Leader in Tea!

Kenya recently surpassed Sri Lanka as the world's leader in tea exports. Attributing the success to African efforts in research and development, Kenya now accounts for 22% of international exports. The most recent figures display Kenya's dominance with 342 million kilograms exported to 47 world markets last year. The success is a great one for this East African nation because of its recent hardships in the inundated tea market and poor weather conditions. But, they've bounced back and stimulated the local economies in the process. Congratulations, Kenya!

-Nick Mohazzabfar