Mau Tea introduced the Outgrower programme to assist the small scale tea farmers who had challenges finding reliable tea factories that offered good returns for their crop. Mau Tea supports small scale tea farmers through the Outgrower programme. Due to the increasing number of small scale farmers around the region (Kericho and Bomet Counties) Mau Tea plans to expand the capacity of its Tea Factory to meet this growing demand.
The Outgrower programme has benefitted most of the Cooperative Society’s shareholders who grow tea. However it is not a requirement for a small scale farmer to be a shareholder to enroll in the Outgrower programme.