EFOTI, Zombo district to equip tea farmers


His Royal Highness Olarker Philip Rauni III [m] EFOTI Limited's Edwin Beekunda Atukunda at the historical tea estate in 2020. File photo.

EFOTI has made massive reforms since arriving in Zombo district nearly four years ago; it has brought (tea) farmers together, revived their tea plantations, enhanced their capacities, among others.

Zombo – 17, March 2021: Tea farmers and different stakeholders in Zombo district (Northern Uganda) will undergo a one day training on tea growing.

The Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative (EFOTI), a company with good records in tea farming, tea research, nursery bed establishment and management, value addition, to mention but a few, says she will collaborate with Zombo district local government.

The one day training takes place 20 March 2021 at their demonstration garden (tea estate) in Zeu sub county, Zombo district.

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They invite “all farmers” who are growing tea, and “those interested in tea growing” to come for a one day hands on training on: tea management, how to harvest tea; green leaf handling and marketing.

“….starts at 10:00am to 3:00pm. The training is totally free,” Mr Edwin Atukunda Beekunda, EFOTI director, with over three decades in tea project, says

According to Mr Atukunda, Freedom Tea Garden owned by Northern Uganda State Minister, Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny will host the training.

The EFOTI Limited COVID-19 message to Ugandan tea [farmers] in April 2020.
EFOTI has made massive reforms since arriving in Zombo district nearly four years ago; it has brought (tea) farmers together, revived their tea plantations, enhanced their capacities, among others.

Gulu and Nwoya are some of the districts in Northern Uganda who have shown interest in tea growing, with the former moving ‘big miles’ in the project.

Gulu district leadership, Ker Kwaro Acholi, Prime SACCO, Lugore Prisons and Gulu University all support tea growing.

The University and EFOTI late last year (2020) signed a five year agreement to expand and promote tea project in Acholi sub region. Preliminary activities have started, according to a report.


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