Mabale Growers Tea Factory Limited is a smallholder tea farmers’ establishment located in Kyenjojo district and formerly owned by Uganda Tea Growers Corporation. It was privatised in 1995 and now owned and run by tea farmers with over 3000 shareholders in Kyenjojo and Kabarole districts.
Since its privatisation, the processing capacity has doubled from 1.5 million kilogrammes of made tea in the 1990’s to 5 million kilogrammes of made tea currently. The total area for green leaf production covers over 2500 hectares. There has been an enormous increase in annual production of green leaf from less than 1 million kilogrammes of green leaf in the 1987 to over 10 million kilogrammes of green leaf in 2016.