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The Last of the 2017 Darjeeling Crop is Auctioned

The last lots of Darjeeling were auctioned last week as hopes of settling a three-month strike dimmed. It was the first time in 40 years that the special auction in Calcutta had no Darjeeling to offer. This year’s harvest, which seemed promising following the early spring flush, plummeted by 89% in June with no...

Striking Kenyan Workers Return to Fields and Factories

Last week 10,000 angry tea farmers in Nandi County, Kenya demanded the arrest of factory workers who left the job for a week over salary concerns, closing 11 factories. Workers are upset that employers had refused to implement a court-ordered 30% increase in wages. Government officials intervened to resolve the immediate crisis and processing...