Our roundtable in Rwanda took place from 19 to 22 September 2023. It provided an opportunity for a high-level policy engagement to influence and contribute to conducive policies and regulations for a thriving tea sub-sector that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.
The aim of the roundtable was to strengthen collaboration with the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) and improve dialogue between producers in Rwanda and ETP Members.
Attendees included tea factory representatives, producer representatives, ETP members, NAEB, local and national government agencies, and civil society partners.
Throughout the roundtable we encouraged honest, open debate and discussion. We focused on getting to the core of the issues and answering our members’ questions. In the various breakout sessions, we concentrated on very specific issues to determine clear takeaways for the industry.