IMPACT OF QUALITY AND SYSTEM CERTIFICATIONS ON PROFITABILITY OF TEA ESTATES IN UP COUNTRY REGION

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dc.contributor.author SIRIWARDANA, I.M.D.U.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-06T07:58:46Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-06T07:58:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other UWU/TEA/08/0038
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6892/UWULD%20TEA%2008%200038-03052019105450.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Tea is the most popular beverage in the world next to water. Sri Lanka was the fourth largest tea producer and the third largest exporter in the world. Today Ceylon tea has become world over due to the high quality and the distinct flavor. Major exporting countries of Ceylon tea are Russia, Iran, etc. At the moment different tea importing countries from Sri Lanka have applied different quality and system certifications to confirm that tea is a healthiest beverage and it is produced according to the hygienic conditions. The research was conducted to ascertain the impact of the certifications for the profitability of tea estates and to identify the most important certification to be implemented in tea estates. The research was carried out in the up country region by using 40 tea estates coming under Regional plantation companies according to a structured questionnaire. Profitability of the estates was analyzed descriptively and statistically and ascertained the impact of certifications for the profitability by running a multiple linear regression model. Best quality and system certification was also identified according to the ranking order provided by the managers and analyzed by using Friedman non-parametric test. The results were revealed there was a positive significant relationship between the profitability and the number of certifications was at 5% significant level. According to the results most important quality certification was ISO 22000 and the system certification was the FLO. The findings revealed there was profitability improvement from the certifications is a long term benefit and not a short term benefit. Key words: Quality and system certifications, profitability of tea estates, Regional plantation companies, Multiple linear regression, Friedman test en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/TEA/08/0038
dc.subject Tea Technology and Value Addition Degree Programme ( TEA) en_US
dc.title IMPACT OF QUALITY AND SYSTEM CERTIFICATIONS ON PROFITABILITY OF TEA ESTATES IN UP COUNTRY REGION en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – TEA 2012 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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