Kenya Tea Industry Performance Reports - 2022 February
Tea production for the month of February 2022 dropped significantly by 7.86 Million Kgs from 48.68 Million Kgs recorded in January to 40.82 Million Kgs. Production during the month was also lower compared to 43.39 Million Kgs recorded in during the same period of last year. The drop in production for the month of February was due to continued sunny and dry weather conditions condition that was recorded over most parts of the country and across the tea growing regions. The effect was more prevalent in tea growing areas the West of Rift especially in Kericho, Nandi, and Nyamira where rainfall was minimal at an average of between 2 mm to 18 mm daily during the first half of the month. However, a few areas over the highlands West of Rift Valley such as Kisii received moderate rainfall. As a result of dry weather conditions and minimal rainfall in most tea growing areas in the West of Rift, production within the West of Rift was significantly lower by 3.01 Million Kgs from 27.93 Million Kgs recorded during the same month of 2021 to 24.92 Million Kgs.