Maintaining natural resources and
Sustainably Growing Tea in Sri Lanka
A land like no other, Sri Lanka relies on sustainability for the agriculture sector. The primary reason being that land is valuable and the limited space requires the nation to deeply depend on sustainability for long term care. With efforts from the industry to take advantage of modern technology and resources, the tea industry of Sri Lanka has forged its way into the history books by becoming an ozone friendly cultivation process. From cultivation to production, the entire chain relies on natural and human resources intensively. Each step is governed by specialized groups throughout the century.
Several partnerships with global conservation organizations have assured that education has taken a lead role over the past few years. Providing information on sustainable cultivation to large estate owners, small tea holders and their employees has transformed the cultivation and harvesting process into one guided to international conservation and sustainability standards.
One of the primary goals is the maintenance of the forests and the catchment areas of Sri Lanka. These systems are provisions placed to ensure protection and sustenance of each and every micro ecosystems across the island. The value of these preservations would ensure that the natural monsoon systems continue as they have for decades and catchment areas of the forests would keep providing water to streams that reach ancient reservoirs and a home to the diverse life in these forests.
An island nation with a myriad and vibrant environment assures the richness in the harvest of tea each season.