This week’s rebound signals better returns for farmers whose final earnings are determined by the price margins at the weekly tea auction in Mombasa. •The total volume traded this week was 163,604 kilos less than last week where total volumes closed at 8.2 million, compared to 8.4 million last week.

Kenya’s sole tea auction Monday stopped operations over the government’s rule limiting mass gatherings, cutting 95 percent of the country’s tea supply to the export market and pointing to a hit on farmers’ earnings.