Food & Trees for Africa
Started in 1990, FTFA is a South African social enterprise that realizes sustainable development through greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management and permaculture food security programmes. FTFA has distributed over 4.2 million trees, facilitated the creation of thousands of organic food gardens for the poorest, and launched the first carbon calculator (and mobile phone calculator). We have been the proud recipients of the Climate Change Leadership and Climate Hero Awards in South Africa.
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 wealth creation, 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 six programmes: Trees for All, Trees for Homes and Bamboo for Africa (the last two are registered under the Carbon Protocol of South Africa and internationally as Verified Emission Reductions through the Verified Carbon Standard), as well as Food Gardens for Africa, EduPlant and Farmer Eco Enterprise Development (FEED), 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 and mobi site: mytrees.mobi