Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation

Transforming Livelihoods to Inspire Sustainable Forest Conservation


In view of the organization’s footprint, Nyayo Tea Zone, has a buffer length of 939kms stretch with a width of about 100 meters that covers entire forest plantations


As the Corporation moves in to protecting the gazetted forest, the government utility navigated this minefield through team effort. and supported by stakeholders.


NTZDC in its efforts has established tea buffers to provide livelihood to the people who were otherwise dependent on the forest creating the peri-forest communities.

Our community engagement practices ensure access and community empowerment

1) Education

Since education is a driver for development and elimination of extreme poverty, expansion and support for both primary and secondary .

2) Employment Support

NTZDC works to support the local youth and communities through various employment programs that include: paid internship programs and short term contracts

3) Capacity Development

NTZDC works with peri-forest communities in addressing conservation and livelihood transformation in a bid to reduce dependency on forests for fuelwood

Forest Conservation

The Corporation was established by the Government of Kenya to enhance the conservation of forests and protection of the environment, to produce and market the internationally renowned Kenyan quality tea, to produce fuelwood that is essential in tea processing, to create jobs and earn revenue for the government. 

The present management team at the Corporation has tremendously expanded and improved the quality of tea it produces, including planting an additional 1,500 hectares of tea and infilling which is ongoing. The tea expansion is expected to increase green leaf production to 30 million kilogrammes in the next few years.
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Investment in livelihood

The Corporation undertakes various community initiatives in the zones aimed at involving communities living adjacent to the forests in conservation and income generation activities. In this regard, the Corporation supports  various projects in thematic areas including conservation, education and humanitarian aid. .

Our community programmes have not only economically empowered communities living adjacent to forests but also greatly reduced their reliance on forest products for their livelihood.

Vision 2030

The Corporation’s mandate and operations contribute
greatly towards the achievement of the Country’s
economic blueprint, the Kenya Vision 2030.

1. Environmental Conservation

Our blueprint’s vision for environment
is “a nation living in a clean, secure
and sustainable environment”

2. Manufacturing

The Corporation processed 25,804,699
Kilograms of green leaf tea at its Kipchabo
Tea Factory between January 1st to 31st Dec,
2020 compared to 20,069,176 Kgs
processed in 2019.

3. Value addition

Value addition of agricultural products
has been identified to play a vital role
in the economic development of the

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    • Published on
      March 19, 2023
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      Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation Board of Directors this week successfully completed a field visit to the East of Rift buffer zones in a routine inspection and familiarization tour of

    • Published on
      March 8, 2023
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      Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) user acceptance testing training for Kipchabo Tea Factory held at waterbuck hotel 28 - 30 th Nov. The ERP will further automate the factory processes thereby

    • Published on
      March 8, 2023
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      NTZDC BURSARY SCHEME SUPPORTS TWELVE STUDENTSTwelve bright but needy students drawn from the Kipchabo Factory catchment received Kshs. 486,000 in school fees sponsored by Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation and