In the coffee-producing highlands of Gusii, western Kenya, the Rainforest Alliance is working with smallholder farmers and local supply-chain actors to create healthy and productive farms, restore fragile ecosystems, and boost farmer incomes.
The Rainforest Alliance has lifted the suspensions of two Kenyan tea certificate holders, following the corrective actions implemented by the owners, James Finlay Kenya and ekaterra Tea Kenya.
The Rainforest Alliance launched investigative audits after a BBC documentary highlighted sexual harassment and gender-based violence in two certified tea estates in Kenya.
Elizabeth Kiende, gender expert for the Rainforest Alliance in Kenya, sheds light on the roots of sexual violence on tea farms.
The Rainforest Alliance to Address Pervasive Sexual Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence in Kenyan Tea Sector
The Rainforest Alliance has now identified both short and long-term actions based on the BBC report and subsequent meetings with stakeholders.
We stand with the thousands of women working in the Kenya tea sector and commit to doing our part to help stop violence against women in agricultural supply chains.