Kipchabo Tea Factory was established in 2010 as the tea processing and value addition subsidiary of Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation. Nyayo Tea Zones is a state corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture established enhance forest conservation by creating buffer zones of tea and assorted trees to act as buffers around the gazetted forests. The Corporation’s mandate also includes the establishment, management and maintenance of tea processing factories to process and add value to the Corporation’s teas. Kipchabo Tea Factory was thus established in fulfillment of this mandate.
Kipchabo Tea Factory is designed as a three-line factory with an annual capacity of 18 million kilograms of green leaf per year. The main aim of the Kipchabo tea factory is the production of CTC black tea. Beginning November 2014, the Commercial unit has introduced brands into the local market that include Chabo Loose Tea, Chabo Tea Bags, Eco Tea Loose Tea and Kipchabo FDS Loose tea.
The art of conservation as studied through the Nyayo Tea Zones model, is solely centered on investing on people. In this regard, a people-centered conservation model has fueled the success of this organization’s corporate responsibility as its non-negotiable and deliberate effort to provide income and livelihoods support to the peri-forest communities.
The Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation buffer conservation model has grown into an innovative and successful agro-ecological venture that strikes a balance between prevention, mitigation and rehabilitation of gazetted forests and provides livelihoods support to over 12,000 peri-forest communities on a daily basis
EVERY PURCHASE YOU MAKE, ALLOWS US TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE OUR GAZETTED FORESTS AND MAJOR WATER TOWERS
opening of the second Tea factory in Gatitu, Kirinyaga in 2022, NTZDC will begin marketing specialty tea that includes standard and purple teas.
Established in 2014, NTZDC commercial department is responsible for value addition of the Corporation’s products across the value chain. Currently, the department sells 10% of tea produced from Kipchabo Tea Factory locally. The department is also responsible for tea auction process that deals with tea exports sold through the auction. The main purpose of establishing the administrative division was to create value addition opportunities for NTZDC teas by introducing new brands so as to optimize value from the market.
NTZDC BURSARY SCHEME SUPPORTS TWELVE STUDENTS Twelve bright but needy students drawn from the Kipchabo Factory catchment received Kshs. 486,000 in school fees sponsored by Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation and the factory. The cheque presentation event was held at the factory grounds on 31st January 2022 led by the Managing Director.In his remarks, the MD indicated that the Corporation…
Black CTC Black CTC is oxidized tea manufactured through cutting, tearing and curling machine. Grading is through separation of particle sizes using various meshes. Processing of CTC black tea involves 7 stages namely; Green leaf reception, withering, maceration, cutting, tearing & curling, oxidation, drying, sorting, and packing. Stage 1: Greenleaf Reception Withering is the process in which freshly plucked green…
Community Engagement & Support Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation exemplifies the true meaning of Ubuntu, ‘I am because you are and vice versa.’ Ubuntu’s core principle rests on enhancing this relationship between humans and their environment. Nyayo Tea Zones does this through conservation of the environment using buffer zones around indigenous gazetted forest areas and livelihoods support to peri-forest communities.The…
15kms South West of Kapsabet town | Latitude is 0° 12’ 0” North and Longitude 35° 6’ 0” East.
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