The project will be a collaborative effort to ensure that both scientific understanding is advanced and society can benefit from enhanced decision-making processes. Outcomes of this research will be fully transferable to inform best-practice guidance to multiple important tea producing regions across the globe.

  • Workshops with stakeholders spanning the governance and management hierarchy within the tea plantation landscape
    > Workshops have been held with plantation managers and smallholders. See outputs for an overview of data collected and the gallery for photos
    > Ellie attended a Tea2030 workshop in November 2014 to engage the wider tea value chain consortia in our research objectives
  • Attendance at international conferences to disseminate research to the academic community
    > Sukanya, Ellie and Niladri attended the World Water Congress in Edinburgh and presented initial findings of the climate-tea yield analysis (abstract)
    > Ellie, Niladri, John and Sukanya attended the Ethical Tea Partnership’s annual TeamUp meeting in London and Ellie co-delivered a climate change session
  • Development of a decision-support tool to determine trade-offs between climate-water resources-agronomic practices-tea productivity
    > Future output
  • Research dissemination to stakeholders via workshops and the wider community via an information fayre
    > Ethical Trade Partnership annual meeting TEAMUP2015
    > Visit to Tregothnan Tea Estate in Cornwall to discuss UK tea growth with manager Jonathon Jones
    > More events TBC