Tea companies say logging ban to hit production
6 days ago, 18:31
Tea factories in Kenya face possible closure following a government ban on logging that has hit hundreds of factories that rely on firewood to run their processing machines. Firewood makes up 70 per cent of energy used in drying tea leaves instead of furnace oil and electricity which is expensive. The government issued a blanket ban on logging for a period of three months aimed at stopping the rampant destruction of forests and the near depletion of natural ecosystems. East African Tea Traders A ...
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