First International Tea Day sees call for joint action to ensure sustainability of tea sector

Celebrating the cultural heritage, health benefits and economic importance of the iconic beverage

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Tea is the world's most consumed drink, after water, and a major source of livelihoods and income for millions of families in developing countries.

ROME:  FAO on May 21 marked International Tea Day by stressing the crucial need to ensure the sustainability of tea production – a basis for the livelihoods of millions of farmers – especially at a time when the world economy enters a recession and incomes decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.