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Online dialogue on tea

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) has organized an Online Business Dialogue under the topic: ‘RESTART ASIAN ECONOMIES’: Ideas and Actions for the Tea Industry on 15th March 2021 from 1700-1830 hrs (IST).

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. With such large-scale use, the production of tea is dominated by a few countries. South Asia as a region is fortunate to produce high-quality tea. India, Sri Lanka is among the top 5 exporters of tea in the world.

In Sri Lanka, the tea exports showed a decline of approx. 16% in 2020 when comparing this with 2019 for the period Jan-Jun. However, exports to China increased in 2019, with the youth in China taking a liking for Sri Lankan black tea and this trend continued in 2020. Sri Lanka also introduced online auctions to tea in 2020.

Distinguished resource persons from the tea industry will discuss solutions and ideas to RESTART their economies and their own personal experiences of how they addressed the challenges posed by COVID-19.

This interaction will allow for an exchange of ideas, challenges faced by the entrepreneurs and their solutions as well as the role of the government during these trying times.