Climate extremes hike costs for Ugandan tea growers

AlertNet: Three sisters are bent over beneath a blackening sky, plucking tea leaves as fast as they can before the rain sets in. As they work, they lament the rising cost of producing tea in Uganda's increasingly harsh climate. On the eight-acre tea farm in Banda Bugenderadala village in Mukono district, inside the Lake Victoria Crescent, droughts and floods have caused havoc in recent years, disrupting the traditional rhythm of production. Meanwhile, operating costs are increasing as the tea-leaf harvest......

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