IDC’S Kawambwa Tea set to hit Zambian Supermarket shelves soon
Then…. and now.
In 2020, the IDC embarked on another ambitious project of constructing a new and morden tea processing factory to support value addition by processing and packaging high value tea for local and export markets.
Plant and equipment installation has since been completed, with commissioning planned for this year. The new factory will double the processing capacity to 50,000 metric tonnes per day of green leaf tea from the current 24,000 metric tonnes per day.
Kawambwa Tea Industries Limited has an established tea plantation covering an area of 423 hectares. Expansion will take a phased approach.
The revamping of the tea plantation has enhanced the economic activities of Kawambwa district through job creation especially for women who are the majority tea pickers, (the process is delicate and requires paying attention to detail).
IDC – Industralising Zambia.