Agriculture

A Tea Farmer’s Ode to the Rainforest Alliance

In an effort to connect supporters to our work on the ground, the Rainforest Alliance regularly hosts Eco-trips to farms, forests and tourism operations working to implement our sustainability criteria. On a recent Eco-trip to Kenya, visitors were treated to this celebratory poem by Gabriel Samoei, owner of a local Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea farm.

Africa Now! Kenya Now! Kericho Now! Toror Now!
Rainforest, Rainforest what is your work?
Your work has a lot of values and significance before God
You do excellent work towards all Kenyans
You do advocate for personal hygiene
You enhance environmental conservation
You rehabilitate personal faith and Holy Spirit
RA RA who is like you? None!
How happy Kenyans they are to live in conducive environments full of frogs.
Where there are frogs, well done RA
God creator is happy with your work

RA, are you aware of these?
All living things world-wide
Children and parents, Animals and plants
Do appreciate and embrace your effort?
RA RA who is like you? None!
How happy Kenyans they are, to live in a peaceful environment
Where there are frogs, well done RA
God creator is happy with your work

Yes RA, you reinforce God’s creations
You are more than teachers and doctors
You are more than preachers
You teach and do not act on practical
You treat, protect and prevent health hazards
You preach and transform people to do God’s will
RA RA who are like you?
How happy Kenyans they are, to live in a friendly environment
Where there are frogs, well done RA
RA be happy, God creator is happy with your work

In the beginning, God created good environment
It was good, full of reptiles and amphibians
Everybody was happy to hear the sounds of the frogs
In the middle, human beings jeopardized the environment
Nowadays almost everybody is sad, no more music from frogs
Without frogs no future, no happiness
Without RA no frogs
RA RA who are like you?
How happy Kenyans they are, to live in a joyful environment
Where there are frogs, well done RA
Be happy RA, God is happy with your work

Thank you God creator, may your will be done upon RA daily
May you energize RA to recreate the world
May your glory from RA be yours always Lord
God the Father instruct RA, send RA all over the world
God the Son shepherd RA
God the Holy Spirit fulfill RA’s goals and missions
RA RA who are like you? None!
How happy Kenyans they are, to live in colorful environment
Where there are frogs, well done, long live RA
Be happy God is happy with your work

Africa Now!
Kenya Now!
Kericho Now!
Toror Now!

Discover the Rainforest Alliance’s work with tea farmers around the world.

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