Unilever to purchase Vietnam’s black tea

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has signed a cooperative agreement with Unilever Vietnam for a project to develop Vietnam’s tea industry.

Under the agreement, by 2015, Unilever will purchase 25,000-30,000 tonnes of Vietnamese black tea, meeting the quality standards of the Rainforest Alliance.

The project aims to help Vietnam increase its black tea exports by supporting producers and growers in improving the competitive edge of their tea.

In addition, the project also aims to attract the participation of 50,000 - 70,000 households in Unilever’s tea supply chain, which will help the company achieve its target to have 500,000 households and small distributors as part of its supply chain by 2020.