OUR VISION

To increase the access to quality water in one of the world’s poorest countries, by improving the sustainability of water sources, water storage and offering water resource management.

THE ISSUE

  • Niger is landlocked and frequently suffers from drough
  • The people rely on the Niger River, with over 95% living along it
  • Less than 3% of the total land is arable, including the irrigated areas along the Niger River.
Niger is landlocked and frequently suffers from drought
ALONGSIDE OXFAM, WE’RE...

ALONGSIDE OXFAM, WE’RE...

  • Offering greater access to drinking water by drilling boreholes and using solar technology. Boreholes have been successfully drilled in Bani Bangou, Soumatt and Mangaize.
  • Introducing water and rainfall monitoring systems that help improve groundwater retention and re-use rainfall
  • Installing drip irrigation systems in market gardens, with one installed in the Soumatt market garden

  • Increasing cooperation between local government, communities and local partners
  • Offering market gardeners training courses on vegetable production and risk assessment
  • Strengthening the alliance between the University of Loughborough and the University of Abdou Mounmouni to support students studying water management.
progress in numbers

PROGRESS IN NUMBERS

  • 8,000 people have improved drinking water
  • 5,000 refugees supplied with water from the installation of an electric pump
  • 83% of residents have access to a water point within 1km
  • 150+ market gardeners trained
  • Three students studying for a Masters.

An Oxfam consultant said: “Work began in Soumatt on 28 January 2012. We drilled for four weeks and were hampered by technical issues. The first borehole had to be abandoned as we lost the drilling bit in the heavy clay soil layer. Therefore, a second borehole was started. It was indeed a joyous day for the village when we struck water – for over 20 years they have needed a borehole and now they have one thanks to Ahmad Tea.”

He continued: “The team hit the water table at 155m but decided to drill down to 225m to ensure a water supply all year round. The borehole will supply water to over 8000 people in Soumatt and the surrounding villages and 15,000 livestock and will be vital to the success of their market garden enterprise supporting 500 gardeners….”

 

We are delighted to announce that together with Oxfam and local partners, we have launched a new three-year project aimed…

22.03.24 CONTINUE READING

We aim to empower, support, and elevate the women within the tea industry around the world.

08.03.24 CONTINUE READING

Ahmad Tea is delighted to announce that it is now strengthening our partnership with the University of Bristol through the…

27.02.24 CONTINUE READING
Picture is of a tea pickers hand holding tea leaves

Our Chairman, Rahim Afshar is delighted to share our sustainability report and to explain how every drop of our tea…

30.11.23 CONTINUE READING

It takes a village to raise a child. find out how the tea drinkers of Ahmad tea are helping children…

20.11.23 CONTINUE READING
Emirates Factory exterior

We’re delighted that for the third year running, we have been awarded a gold rating from the world's most trusted…

03.07.23 CONTINUE READING

We are proud to announce our latest initiative to support and elevate women in the tea industry. It’s a new…

07.03.23 CONTINUE READING
World Water Day: Extending our 10-year journey with Oxfam to provide clean water in Niger

A Q&A with Ahmad Tea sponsored student from Niger, studying for a Masters Degree in Water Management at Loughborough University.

25.11.22 CONTINUE READING
UAE Warehouse

Sustainability initiatives at Ahmad Tea global production facility in UAE - described by the team that makes them happen.

15.09.22 CONTINUE READING

Explore our exclusive range of teas!

DISCOVER MORE