Tea is a major export commodity of Nepal – Orthodox Tea is peculiar to Eastern Nepal

The Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade (NEAT) Activity is a USAID funded project intended to promote economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve lives in Nepal. Under project component 2- encouraging competitiveness and exports in selected agricultural and non agricultural commodities or services, NEAT has identified four agricultural commodities for intervention including orthodox tea,. NEAT subcontracted the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB) to conduct a study of the orthodox tea subsector in Nepal. The study included market visits, interactions with stakeholders, consultations with traders, processors and exporters, and validation of information through private sector dialogue meetings.

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– Courtesy of ANSAB