Climate Change Bites Kenyan Tea Farmers

Inter Press Service: You wouldn`t typically expect heavy rainfall and frost in East Africa. But the Earth`s climate is changing -- and this is affecting one of the world`s largest tea-producing regions, in central Kenya. For Joseph Mwangi and his wife, picking tea early in the morning has become more difficult lately. "We have been experiencing frost on the leaves," Mwangi says. "This makes it hard to work, because the frost stings our hands," he added. Mwangi and his wife Alice Muthoni earn their living as tea-pickers......

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