Tea land rehabilitation & value chain development project – Kalubowitiyana

Tea land rehabilitation & value chain development project


Objective
Enhancing income and subsequent livelihood activities of rural poor farmers by improving productivity of smallholder tea growers through re-plantation and in-filling practices
Project implementing areas: Kalubowitiyana (Matara District), Manikdiwela (Kandy District) and Hiniduma (Galle District)
Project Period: 3 years
Target beneficiaries: 537 smallholder tea growers
Total project cost: Rs. 163 million
Investment per beneficiary: Rs. 303,598
Guaranteed buyer & market: Kalubowitiyana Tea Factory Ltd.
Project activities and benefits
• Arrange affordable credit facility (Rs. 205,650) at 6.5% interest rate and make them bankable
• Provide quality plants and shades plants
• Improving productivity of green leaf production through re-planting and in-filling practices
• Provide training on agronomic & plantation practices to enhance the productivity and extension services
• Train the beneficiaries on financial literacy and household budget management for better sustainability of the partnership
• Educate beneficiaries on impact of climate change, resilience with adaptation of mitigation measures, nutrition, solid waste management, and gender
Partners
• Kalubowitiyana Tea Factory Pvt. Ltd.
• Smallholder Agribusiness Partnerships Program (SAPP)
• Cargills Bank
• Smallholder tea growers
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