Tea Research Institute recognises the significant role of each stakeholder and industry player in technology development and dissemination.
Further, Tea Research Institute is seeking to enhance its scientific capacity through collaborative engagements with well established international tea research institutions such as the Tea Research Institute of Tanzania (TRIT), Ugandan Tea Sector, OCIR-Thé (Rwanda Tea Authority), Council of Science and Industrial Research/Institute of Himalayan Bio Resource Technology –India, Tea Research Institute of China, National Reserach Institute of Vegetables and Tea Science(Japan) and Centre for Agriculture Biosciences Institute, WEPAL- Wageningen University of Netherlands.
To date, the Institute has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs) and officially gone into collaborative work with some of the above national and international organizations/institutions.
Tea Research Institute recently restructured its operations to move away from Departments, which are administratively oriented to programmes approach which is demand driven. Research at Tea Research Institute is currently is being conducted in four thematic areas namely:Crop improvement and management.