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Is Organic Tea the Best Brew? - An Assessment of Options for Vietnamese Tea Production

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  • Nghia Dai Tran

    () (Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii)

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This study from Vietnam shows that a switch from conventional to organic tea productions would bring real environmental, health and economic benefits for the country's farmers and its society as a whole. In particular the amount of agrochemical residue and waste produced by tea production would be reduced. Farmers would also be able to enjoy a better livelihood as they could command a premium price for their organic tea products. The study therefore recommends that organic tea production is the best method for farmers to adopt.

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  • Nghia Dai Tran, 2009. "Is Organic Tea the Best Brew? - An Assessment of Options for Vietnamese Tea Production," EEPSEA Policy Brief pb2009062, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), revised Jun 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:eep:pbrief:pb2009062
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    Organic tea; Vietnam;

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