Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Tea plantations support biodiversity when managed agroecologically




by Roopak Goswami



  • Ancient and traditional tea agrosystems harbour unique, native and diverse biodiversity, according to a new study.



  • Tea-agroecosystems can support biodiversity conservation outside protected areas.



  • Third-party certifications that vouch for sustainable agroecology practices in tea gardens, such as incorporating organic farming, native shade trees, and maintaining habitat diversity, can promote biodiversity management in these spaces.