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Measures for adapting to climate change at tea farms

The Kirin Group contributes to measures for adapting to climate change through training programs for Rainforest Alliance Certification at Sri Lankan tea farms. Specifically, we direct people to plant grasses whose roots sink deep into the soil and that crawl the ground on slopes, and thus prevent the runoff of soil from erosion by torrential rain and falls in tea leaf production volumes.
The results of scenario analysis show that the effects of climate change increase water risks and water stress in many countries and regions producing agricultural products. In Sri Lanka, in recent years, unusual heavy rainfall in the rainy season has become more frequently, likely owing to the effects of climate change, and in the key black tea production region of Uva Province, many human lives were lost as a result of landslides some years ago. This initiative also contributes to the prevention of landslides and other disasters caused by heavy rainfall.

  • Prevention of soil runoff from rain

*The above information is reprinted from the Kirin Group Environmental Report 2022 and is current as of June 30, 2022.