• Short Summary

    From a handful of tea bushes first planted in Kenya back in 1903 has sprung a booming industry which today ranks as Kenya's second most valuable export, and places the colony among the world's leading tea producers.

  • Description

    From a handful of tea bushes first planted in Kenya back in 1903 has sprung a booming industry which today ranks as Kenya's second most valuable export, and places the colony among the world's leading tea producers.

    Kericho estate (featured here) is one of Kenya's biggest tea plantations, employing 7,000 African workers, who are given free housing and medical treatment. The estate also educates the workers' children at a school and nursery provided on the plantation.

    During harvest, the picked leaf is laid on racks in sheds to dry before being rolled and crushed by machine. After fermentation during which the leaf turns from green to copper brown, it is sorted, graded and packed into plywood chests for export.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEP8VWN2EROPGGCVVPQLBLMM5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEP8VWN2EROPGGCVVPQLBLMM5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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