The tea industry is an intrinsic part of our sustainable growth strategy. It enables better opportunities for our stakeholders across the supply chain. We started this journey a decade and a half ago when we, along with other stakeholders, founded the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The ETP is a non-commercial partnership of tea companies committed to improving the lives of tea workers and their environment, to create a thriving tea industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. While we have made considerable progress, there's still a long road ahead. Our mission is to enable sustainable growth across the tea supply chain— from crop to cup.
One of the unique ways in which ETP affects sustainable change is through Farmer Field Schools (FFS), which enable farmers to choose their own curriculum and learn through practice on demonstration plots. The ETP also uses the Lead Farmer model, based on a ‘train-the-trainer’ approach, whereby the local ETP staff provides training to a group of identified lead farmers, who then go on to train a smaller group of farmers.
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