Our Africa Teaching Resources

Growing tea in Kenya

You are a farmer growing tea in Kenya.  To whom might you sell your crop?  Who might end up drinking the tea you produce?


Link to 'Growing tea in Kenya' pdf

How this fits

This scenario invites pupils to think about who might be involved – and who are the main beneficiaries -  in the supply chain of common products.

Curriculum links


1.2a Understanding the interactions between places and the networks created by flows of information, people and goods.

1.6a Understanding that the physical and human dimensions of the environment are interrelated and together influence environmental change.

2.1g Solve problems and make decisions to develop analytical skills and creative thinking about geographical issues.


1.3c Considering the interconnections between the UK and the rest of Europe and the wider world.

2.3c Analyse the impact of their actions on communities and the wider world, now and in the future. 

Where to go

Economy & Industry; Climate & Agriculture; Food & Daily life.

What to watch

Welcome to Kenya! (video); Markets (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. Why might a farmer growing tea in Kenya be worried about the future?  How might the Kenyan government help?
  2. How can people buying tea in the UK do more to help tea growers in Kenya?

Tags: development; trade; farming

About scenarios:

Scenarios are teaching resources designed for use in the classroom or as homework. They are linked to the National Curriculum and content on the Our Africa website. See about scenarios for more information on the topics used and their position in the curriculum.


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