At the time of the visit Uganda was in the process of formulating a tea development policy. In the ‘Field Level Berich marking Report’, it was proposed that a 5-day Uganda-Kenya exchange learning visit be undertake
The overall objective of the visit was to enhance capacity building of the tea stakeholders that would participate in the development of a comprehensive national tea policy for Uganda. The visit was undertaken by a team of twenty Uganda tea researchers and other identified relevant tea sub sector actors as one of the ways of policy formulation towards enabling policy environment in the Uganda tea Sector. The visit took place between 29th July and 2nd August 2018.
The visit was quite a success having achieved all of what was expected e.g. Comprehending how Kenya tea research system has responded to tea industry needs. A Report of the visit was prepared and circulated to the relevant recipients. Finally the team appreciated Solidaridad for facilitating this Exchange Learning visit, the financial support received through the advocacy for change funding, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and also the Tea Research Institute Kericho, Kenya for hosting and training the visiting team.