THEME: Precarious and Informal Work
TITLE: Future of Work for Tea Smallholders in Sri Lanka
PUBLISHED BY: The International Labour Organisation (ILO)
WHO IS THIS FOR? This study will be useful for study circles, labour educators, union leaders and researchers, not only in Sri Lanka but globally.
70% of tea grown in Sri Lanka is produced by almost half-a-million (475,000) smallholders.However, the sustainability of the tea industry in Sri Lanka is at a critical juncture. Rising costs, falling prices, and climatic change are now making it more expensive and riskier to grow tea than to sell it, with the effects being felt in every part of the supply chain.
This study presents the findings of a mapping exercise commissioned by the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives to assess the current state of decent work among tea smallholders in Sri Lanka and its implications on the future of work in the tea industry.
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