The Tea Research Foundation of Kenya (TRFK), was established in 1980 to replace the former Tea Research Institute of East Africa (TRIEA) with the objects "to promote research and investigate problems related to tea and such other crops and systems of husbandry as are associated with tea throughout Kenya including the productivity (yield), quality and suitability of land in relation to tea planting; and matters ancillary thereto". Research focuses therefore on development of improved clones, appropriate technologies for improvement of yield (quantity of green tea leaf/made tea per hectare) and quality of tea products. This is done through development of appropriate practices for tea production including breeding, clonal selection, correct plant nutrition, optimal crop husbandry methods, crop physiological studies, control of major pests and diseases, tea manufacture, marketing and utilization of finished products. Our Vision is to be a Global leader in research on tea. In addition, Our Mission is to Generate and disseminate sustainable technologies and knowledge through innovative research for improved productivity, processing, value addition and marketing of the Kenyan tea while conserving the environment.
|Location:||Kericho - Kenya|
|Category:||Agriculture - Crop Plants - Tea|
|Tags:||Tea Research - Trfk - Tea Research Foundation - Kenyan Tea Research Foundation - Tea - African Tea Research Foundation - Tea Research Foundation In Kenya - Crops - Tea Production - Research On Tea - Kenyan Tea - Kenyan Tea Research|