Tea production for the month of January 2019 was 48.38 Million Kgs, against 40.83 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding month of 2018. Higher production was largely attributed to light rains and moderate temperatures that were experienced across the West and East Regions. Within the East of Rift, output increased by 4.00 Million kgs from 14.35 Million Kgs recorded in January 2018 to 18.35 Million Kgs. While, the tea growing areas in the West of Rift recorded an increase of 3.54 Million kgs in production from 26.48 Million Kgs to 30.03 Million Kgs during the same period.
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