- Start date: 1 June 2017
- End date: 1 January 2019
- Funder: NERC
- Partners and collaborators: UK Met Office, Tea Research Institute Kenya, Ethical Tea Partnership, UTZ, Kulima Integrated Development Solutions, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya
- Primary investigator: Professor Andy Dougill
- Co-investigators: Dr Neha Mittal
The CI4Tea project is part of the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme. The project aims to co-produce future climate information to inform immediate, short-term and long-term planning priorities of the tea sector in Malawi and Kenya. In partnership with the UK Met Office, the project will generate tailored climate information about the tea-specific climate metrics based on 29 bias-corrected CMIP5 model simulations and high-resolution CP4-Africa simulations at a tea estate scale using long-term station observation.