Our field trainer shows tea farmers that reducing herbicide use can protect forests, soil, and water.
The Rainforest Alliance lead a project to mainstream sustainable tea production in India, China, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.
In the foothills below Sri Lanka’s famed Peak Wilderness Sanctuary lives an evangelist for herbicide-free integrated pest management—a scientist by the name of Mahendra Peiris who serves as the manager of the Rainforest Alliance Certified Hapugastenne Tea Estate.
When Peiris attended a Rainforest Alliance training workshop on herbicide-free, integrated weed management in 2014, he was thrilled to see our Sri Lankan agricultural trainer teaching farmers the very same methods he’d been experimenting...
The UTZ tea program in Sri Lanka first began in 2011, implemented by the Institute of Social Development with the support of Solidaridad, UTZ, Douwe Egberts Foundation and various institutions within... View more