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.

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

https://india.mongabay.com/2021/11/tea-plantations-support-biodiversity-when-managed-agroecologically/