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Food & Trees for Africa

Food & Trees for Africa

Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA) is a social entreprise that is implementing sustainable natural resource managemnet and food security programmes. FTFA has distributed over 3.6 million trees and faciliated the creation of over 2500 organic food gardens for the poorest in South Africa

“Food & Trees for Africa” is a social enterprise addressing sustainable development through greening, climate change and food security programs. Started in 1990, FTFA has distributed over 3.8 million trees, facilitated the creation of over 2 500 organic food gardens for the poorest in South Africa and launched the first carbon calculator and the Carbon Protocol in this country.

FTFA’s objectives are:

  • to contribute to greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management and food security;
  • to create awareness of the benefits of environmental improvement activities amongst all communities of southern Africa;
  • to contribute to poverty alleviation, sustainable development, enhanced environments, capacity building and skills development Working in partnership, and with the support, endorsement and cooperation of government, the private and public sectors, aid agencies, organisations, media and individuals to achieve these aims,

FTFA implements five programmes, namely: Trees for All, Trees for Homes and Bamboo for Africa Programmes (registered under the Carbon Protocol of South Africa), Food Gardens for Africa, and EduPlant, each with various projects. These programmes and projects lead to healthier lives for impoverished communities, more sustainable green environments and increased awareness of our impact on the planet and the need to address this. For a complete list of FTFA’s history, development partners, board members, patrons, employees, projects, products, media, financial statements and more, please refer to the award winning website: www.trees.co.za

  • Seek certification for the tree and bamboo programmes as Verified Emission Reductions
  • Produce a promotion video on FTFA
  • Improve social media reach 
  • Extend funding and investor networks


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