Supporting our tea communities

ASSAM OUTREACH PROGRAMME

In the tea gardens, Assam, which produce more than half of India’s tea, Ahmad Tea has been working with Children in Need India to deliver an outreach campaign specifically targeted at women who have given birth. The campaign supports both mother and child for the first 1000 days and has focused on improving health, nutrition, clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

Our community plan focuses on women and children’s health and aims to engage the whole plantation community; changing behaviours, breaking the negative cycle of poor standards of care and educating women on their rights and entitlements.

Supporting our tea communities

Through the campaign, Ahmad Tea has supported:

  • Work to promote the benefits of Mobile Medical Units and village health and sanitation groups.
  • Educating women about the benefits of keeping a nutritional kitchen garden at home, including a list of nutritious foods which can be found within the local area.
  • A nutrition programme in which 109 pregnant women participated.
  • The organisation of seven awareness programmes with 330 pregnant women on nutrition, health, sanitation and hygiene.
  • Visits to 230 homes to conduct hand washing programmes with children to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

Our Coronavirus Response

Following the Coronavirus pandemic we held practical education days, across all 27 gardens in the region, showing best practice of handwashing and sanitisation, distributed 1,680 emergency food packages to workers and built trust with the workers and the gardens.

Supporting our tea communities
Supporting our tea communities
Supporting our tea communities
Supporting our tea communities
Supporting our tea communities

ETHICAL PROCESSES IN ACTION

We are proud members of the Ethical Tea Partnership because it means that we are part of a global movement to promote ethical business activity in the tea trade.

This includes improving the incomes and wellbeing of farmers, guaranteeing good working and living conditions, providing opportunities for all, and finally, ensuring sustainability in the way we source our tea. This is a vital way to protect our business, the people who work within it, and the planet we call home.

 

Ethical Tea Partnership

THE ETHICAL TEA PARTNERSHIP

We are proud to be part of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The Ethical Tea Partnership is a not-for-profit organisation which convenes tea companies, development agencies, governmental and nongovernmental organisations to improve the lives of communities within the tea sector.

We work in partnership to tackle the deep-rooted issues that are holding back the sustainability of the tea sector. These include:

– Improving the incomes and well-being of farmers and workers.
– Improving living conditions and nutrition.
– Improving the lives and opportunities for women and young people in tea communities and reducing gender-based violence.
– Improving climate change resilience.

To find out more about the ETP and its role at the centre of tea sustainability, please go to www.ethicalteapartnership.org

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