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Sri Lanka's tea industry had a rough year in 2022, with substantially lower production and a sharp fall in exports. Read more

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Packaging manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region will gain a potential new source of raw materials in 2024 when NatureWorks begins operations at its new plant now under construction in Thailand. Read more

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A new public-private project called the Indonesia Coffee Enterprise Resilience Initiative will provide credit and training to support smallholder farms in the archipelago. Read more

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Urbanites might someday be able to enjoy freshly plucked tea leaves for use in cooking, fresh tea infusions and production of specialty tea if a Chinese initiative in high-rise farming succeeds. Read more

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The ethical movement to ensure living wages for coffee farmers took a step forward with the announcement that Fairtrade International has signed up two commercial partners in the United States that will use its new "Living Income Reference Price"... Read more

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Orders of Indian tea by buyers in Iran slowed abruptly in December, as the Iranian government stopped issuing the licenses required to import products. Iranian officials have not issued an explanation for the move. Read more

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The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) is redoubling a push to expand its role in the global trade of coffee and tea. Read more

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Japanese coffee chain % Arabica is expanding its footprint in North America and elsewhere. In December the company is opening a new store in Toronto, marking its entry into the Canadian market. Read more

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Bangladesh's tea production has been on a roller coaster ride this year. Following a sharp decline caused by a tea workers strike in August, favorable weather helped push monthly yields in September and October to record highs. Read more

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Despite economic pressure driven by the lingering Covid-19 pandemic and supply chain challenges, the world's biggest coffee companies continue to grow their sales. But profit margins and net income have come under pressure. Read more

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Shizuoka Prefecture, famed for its tea, has been hosting the triennial World O-CHA (Tea) Festival since 2001. The two-part event features spring and autumn sessions, and this year's edition, the 8th, attracted more than 150,000 visitors. Read more

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Burundi’s first-ever private auction of specialty coffee, titled Grand Cru Burundi, will debut on December 8. Read more

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