Tea production characteristics of tea growers (plantations and smallholdings) and livelihood dimensions of tea workers in Assam, India

E.M. Biggs, N. Gupta, S.D. Saikia, J.M.A. Duncan

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Abstract

This article provides summary data regarding tea production in Assam, India. Questionnaires were completed by tea producers and focus group discussions undertaken with tea workers. These data are presented for the four main tea growing regions of the state (Cachar, North Bank, South Bank and Upper Assam). Tables detail tea production characteristics of the tea plantations for both large- (> 10 ha) and small- (< 10 ha) holders. Figures provide supplementary information for research by Biggs et al. [1] regarding fertilizer application, landscape management strategies, healthcare provisioning and educational facilities within plantations, as well as detailing the livelihood dimensions of tea workers. The questions posed to producers are also included. For further context underpinning the research for which these data were collated, see ‘The tea landscape of Assam: multi-stakeholder insights into sustainable livelihoods under a changing climate’ by Biggs et al. [1].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1379-1387
Number of pages9
JournalData in Brief
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

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