Kenya Tea Development Agency issues tea farmers smartcards with eye on efficiency.
Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has launched a smart card for farmers to curb theft and weight falsification as it promotes transparency in factories.
KTDA is issuing its 560,000 members with cards synced with their mobile phones to authorise sale and purchase of tea.
The agency said the card provides growers with a secure way of storing data that can be retrieved at any point. The data includes name of the farmer, grower’s number and centre where one delivers their produce.
A farmer is supposed to produce the card, which is connected to the factory’s electronic weighing system, whenever delivering tea at the various buying centres.