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Monopoly Tea Farms

By Ta'ang Palaung Working Group  •  June 6, 2011

A new briefer on the tea farming crisis in Northern Shan State where the majority of ethnic Palaung people reside. The briefer highlights the monopoly in the tea leaf business by local tea factories, and how the decline in tea price effects the farmer population.

Because of this monopoly, the main source of income of the Ta’ang people is in crisis, and the local population is facing economic, social, educational and health problems. This briefer explains how the residents cannot balance the high price of rice and other basic food with the income earned from their tea farms.

Tea farmers also face difficulties such as a shortage of tea pickers, lower yields, and losing their investments in tea.

Download the briefer in Burmese here and English here.

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