Indigenous people in South Africa who developed the use of the rooibos plant as a tea are to receive part of the profits from the sale of the crop in a groundbreaking agreement.
During a one-year pilot scheme South Africa's KhoiSan people will receive 1.5% of the value farmers receive when they sell rooibos stems to a tea processor, in recognition of their role in developing the use of a plant as an infusion.
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