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Enabled and progressive small holder tea farmers.


To empower the small holder tea farmers and their communities economically and socially through sustainable programmes and partnerships.

Strategic Directions

KTDA Foundation’s Strategic Directions have been identified based on the review of the previous work and the strategic needs for the coming 6 years. KTDA Foundation has identified 2 main Strategic Directions (SD) and main sub-components to deliver the vision and mission of the Foundation:

SD 1 outlines the programmatic pillar priorities in environmental sustainability, health, economic empowerment and education. It highlights the specifics on what will be done under the four programme pillars.

The main aim of this strategic direction, is to catalyze and sustain inclusive socio economic transformation for smallholder tea farmers and their communities by providing context and tailor made services/programmes that are life changing and enhance productivity by implementing thematic programmes in Environmental Sustainability, Health, Education and Economic Empowerment:

Specific Objective Key Activities
To promote climate adaptation mechanisms among the small holder tea farmers
  • Awareness and educational campaigns on environmental sustainability
  • Sustainable management of forests in the communities through planting of trees
  • Sustainable efficient management of soil and water resources
  • Catchment and river line protection in the communities
  • Water harvesting structures
  • Early warning systems for action
  • Carbon credits
  • Youth in tea production
To promote climate change mitigation to maximize tea production   among the small holder tea farmers
  • Establishment of tree nurseries at schools, as the centres, that brings together the parents and the students together
  • National partnerships on tree planting
  • Promotion of use of solar energy
  • Promotion of renewable energy use
  • Waste management
To promote the link between research and policy in climate change
  • Promote research in tea production for sustainability
  • Promote partnership with research institutions/bodies
  • Mobilize resources to create a research fund on climate change mitigation and adaptation targeting the small holder tea farmers sector
Specific Objective Key Activities
To promote financial literacy among the small holder tea farmers and their households
  • Carry out farmer literacy programs at the community level
  • Promote digital literacy among small holder tea farmers
To increase incomes for the small holder tea farmers
  • Alternative green business enterprises among the small holder farmers
  • Farmer organizing
  • Entrepreneurship programmes
Specific Objective Key Activities
To increase access to primary health care among the small holder tea farmers and their communities
  • Nutrition and health promotional talks
  • Partnerships with medical facilities to carry our medical camps to target
  • Promote reproductive health and maternal and child health in the community
  • Youth and health
  • Work with the community health volunteers to promote health care in the households
  • Linkages and referrals of the community members to health facilities
  • Promotion of the universal health care to reduce the burden of health care
  • Mapping of the key implementers of health programmes in the tea sectors to cover the farmers
  • Workplace wellness programme
  • Behavior change communication
To promote water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for small holder tea farmers and their communities
  • Community WASH campaigns e.g. hand washing, safe hygiene practices
  • Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services
  • Behavior change communication
Specific Objective Key Activities
To improve access to secondary education for bright and financially challenged students
  • Provision of scholarships
  • Creation of an education endowment fund that promotes research in the tea sector


To enhance quality of education and lifelong learning
  • Mentorship programmes
  • Life skills and 21stcentury training skills
  • Community and Parental involvement
  • Student placement
  • Community libraries
To promote Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in tea community schools
  • Partnerships to promote STEM activities in the schools
  • Design innovation challenges around the tea sectors in partnership with other organizations


To promote adult literacy for small holder tea farmers
  • Partnership with the ministry of education to enroll tea farmers in the program
  • Staff volunteer program to teach the farmers in the communities

SD 2 outlines the enabling environment and systems that will help us deliver on the SD1. It defines the institutional processes to deliver the programme pillars. This includes human resource, fundraising, research and communication. Below are the subcomponents of strategic direction two:

  • Establish and strengthen effective organizational development systems that will enable the delivery of the Foundation’s mission and mandate
  • Showcase KTDA Foundation as the partner of choice in improving the socio-economic welfare of small holder tea farmers and their communities and the source of requisite revenues for intervention purposes
  • To develop systems that supports the foundation to carry out operations effectively and efficiently whilst practicing the highest ethical standards.
  • Enhance the credibility of the Foundation to its stakeholders (Farmers, KTDA, development partners and Government) through efficient and effective delivery of services that are functionally and emotionally connecting focusing on exceeding expectations.
  • Develop a strong research and innovation base to contribute to improvement of small holder tea farmers and their communities’ socio-economic status
  • Enhance financial sustainability of KTDA Foundation