Tea farms in Rwanda (Photo by Adam Gibbon)
Tea growing in Rwanda started in 1952. Since its introduction, tea production has increased steadily, from 60 tons of black tea in 1958, to 1,900 tons in 1990, to 14,500 tons in 2000, reaching a peak of 17,800 tons in 2001.Over 90% of the production is exported, but represents only a small share of the total volume traded in the international market, which is about 1.4 million tons.
Rwanda tea is planted on hillsides at high altitude (between 1,900 and 2,500 m), and on well drained marshes at an altitude of between 1,550 and 1,800 m. Tea is grown on 11 estates. A total area of approximately 12,500 ha is planted in the Northern,western and Southern province. Tea plantations must be located near a tea factory because the harvest must be processed within a few hours of picking.
Of course you get gold revolvers. Why the hell not??
And I betta have my line of muscle cars. Souped up 1969 Chevy Impala, y’all.
um, whats the problem with a nice, environmentally sound toyota prius? even revolutionaries need to save the earth.
WHAAA?? Prius??? That sucker is not stylish. Giving the Prius the total side eye.The Sonata could get it with a few mods….
Look. I dont care what kinda gangsta you dames think you got, if you aint down for mother earth you aint down at all!
That’s why I’m goin with that there Sonata. Straight up on the list with the Prius, but a whole lot more stylish lookin. Style and substance combine!!!!
We cannot be crime fightin’ in a Prius, fam. I can get with the Sonata, #doe.
A Prius has shit pick up for speedy getaways too, & it’s too small. Can we be down with Mother Earth in something like an Outlander?
Sar Tinder from Senegal, soldier of the 7th regiment of artillery. Picture made on June 22, 1917 near the village of Ballersdorf in Northern France.
Los Angeles Times reporter Alexandra Zavis and photographer Katie Falkenberg followed three Southland families, each having suffered major setbacks during the recession, and each trying to regain their dignity and security amid ominous predictions of a looming second hit.
Photo: Kayloni, 8, pretends to put on some of her mom’s makeup as Veronica gets herself ready in the bathroom of the shelter. The sink also became a place to do their dishes as the family didn’t have a kitchen. Before the economy crashed, home for the Long family was a two-bedroom house with a pool. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times
An elephant is winched onto the back of a truck near Narok in Kenya during a translocation exercise. Kenyan rangers began relocating 50 rampaging elephants to the renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve to stem rising human deaths and property destruction in outlying villages. The first four of the elephants due to be relocated over the next 10 days were shot with tranquilizer darts from a helicopter near Narok town, some 150 kilometres (90 miles) south of Nairobi, a zone notorious for human-wildlife conflict. September 22, 2011.
Photo by Tony Karumba—AFP/Getty Images
From Congo with Love
Famous for his portraits of Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss and the Queen, portrait photographer Rankin presents images from his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo with Oxfam.
The images focus on the love and solidarity found in the midst of one of the world’s worst conflict zones. There are images and stories exploring romantic love, love lost, mother’s love and the kindness of strangers, as well as photos taken by Congolese villagers with Rankin’s guidance, providing an extraordinary insight into their everyday life.