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Executive summary
1 Introduction
2 Sector profile
2.1 Tea production and processing
2.2 Worldwide production, exports and consumption
2.2.1 Consumption
2.2.2 Exports
2.2.3 Importance of tea for producing country economies
2.3 Market structure
3 Critical issues in the tea sector
3.1 Social issues
3.1.1 Low wages
3.1.2 Housing
3.1.3 Health and safety
3.1.4 Discrimination and gender
3.1.5 Representation of Workers
3.1.6 Casualisation of Labour
3.1.7 Child labour and child work
3.1.8 Gender and declining workforce
3.2 Environmental Issues
3.2.1 Habitat conversion
3.2.2 Energy use
3.2.3 Agrochemical use
3.3 Economic issues
3.3.1 Uneven value distribution
3.3.2 Falling prices
3.3.3 Concentration in buying power
3.3.4 Smallholders
4 Forces of hindrance and advancement
4.1 High cost of primary production
4.2 Changing modes of production and restructuring
4.3 Capturing value added
4.4 Diversification
4.5 Standards
4.6 Quality
4.7 Corporate Social Responsibility
5 Conclusion and recommendations
Annexes: SOMO comparative international tea research
Case study summary India164
Case study summary Indonesia167
Case study summary Kenya169
Case study summary Malawi181
Case study summary Sri Lanka183
Case study summary Vietnam186
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Sustainability Issues in the Tea Sector En

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