- Limited capital and skilled manpower to invest in tea growing.
- Political instabilities since 1960s and the 1970s Indian expulsion which scared away investors in tea growing like Mitchel cots.
- Shortage of cheap labour required in the growing of tea, few people are willing to offer their labour since low wages are paid in the estates.
- Inefficient transport networks like in south western Uganda on Buhwenju and Kabalore. This means that the processing, transporting and marketing of tea in such areas becomes hard especially during rainy seasons.
- Monoculture has led to soil exhaustion and application of fertilizers is costly thus the production of poor quality tea leaves.
- Harsh climatic conditions like the occurrence of prolonged drought conditions which interfere with tea growth.
- Inefficient funding and corruption within the government thus tea rehabilitation programmes get stunted and research is slowed.