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Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s social and environmental enterprise improving lives and landscapes towards healthy people on a healthier planet, since 1990. Over 4.2 million trees, 1000's of permaculture food gardens, bamboo projects and organic farms have been planted for poor communities. Read More...

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This Arbor Month we are looking back at some of the amazing projects where our trees are thriving. We want you to be a part of this initiative by "Planting Your Legacy" with us. It is a proud moment when you visit a site 10 and 20 years later to see "your" tree giving shade and bearing fruit in the community spaces and homes. Join FTFA this Arbor Month and beyond in our #PlantYourLegacy campaign.

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#PlantYourLegacy with FTFA this Arbor Month

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Arbor Week is around the corner and we are gearing up for some nationwide greening activity. Applications have flooded in from schools, centres, urban farms, clinics and under resourced neighbourhoods for tree planting on their premises. You can help us match these applications with tree donations!
 
Get in touch to help. Your donations big or small will have a lasting legacy.
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Trees and Temperature

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According to a recent report by the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gauteng’s temperatures are increasing at double the rate of global temperatures. This is due to two factors, global temperature trends and the heat island effect experienced in an incredibly urbanised province.

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Importance of Trees For Air Quality and World Lung Cancer Day

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For six years, every August 1st, organizations, patients, caregivers, medical professionals and more commemorate and support World Lung Cancer Day to raise awareness of lung cancer while working toward making lung cancer a chronically manageable disease. To celebrate World Lung Cancer Day, we’ve prepared a few lung cancer prevention tips with the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center to raise awareness on the importance of air quality and the role trees play with purifying the air.



Why does air quality matter?

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Planting a Growing Legacy in Mandela’s Footsteps

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This year Konica Minolta South Africa are returning to Mandela’s area of birth to donate trees to schools and community centres in the region. Working with their CSI partner, Food & Trees for Africa, Konica Minolta have donated 99 trees to both Qunu and Mvezo near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. The 99 trees planted in each village commemorate 99 years since Mandela’s birth.


This initiative follows in the wake of 95 trees donated in 2016 to Lamyeni, Alice, Mvezo and Qunu in the Eastern Cape. These are the areas in the Eastern Cape where Madiba spent his formative years, the areas that shaped him into the man that South African’s came to know.
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African Climate Reality Project finding new ways to promote Renewable Energy

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Introducing more renewable energy into the energy mix of African countries is urgently needed to reduce our carbon emissions and avoid the extreme impacts of runaway climate change. ACRP’s new campaign on The Success of Renewable Energies in Africa aims at increasing the understanding surrounding the far-reaching implications of African countries’ choice of their energy system – and particularly the positive effects of renewable energy – in terms of sustainability (greenhouse gas emissions, water usage), jobs and livelihoods, health, access to electricity for all, transparency, to name a few! Read more
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Food and Trees for Africa Plants a Growing Green Legacy

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Food & Trees for Africa have been planting trees since 1990. 4.5 million is a number we mention frequently - the number of trees planted to date. Although impressive, this metric is meaningless without the impact stories that accompany it. The stories of growing pools of shade, harvests of fruit, watering and nurturing and learning through care for trees.
 
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FTFA Mourns the Loss of "Ntati Joe"

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Joseph Matimba, 48, a pioneer of permaculture in South Africa, was killed in a tragic bus accident in Zimbabwe on 5 April 2017. After weeks of trying to find out what had become of Mr Matimba, the terrible news that he was travelling on a Johannesburg-bound Proliner Bus that had crashed and burned was confirmed on 26 April when Mr Matimba’s name appeared in the official list of the 31 victims of the fatal accident.
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Coronation Fund Managers Greening Mamelodi

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Coronation Fund Managers and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) are celebrating Earth Day by planting 1 500 trees nationwide. Coronation has noticed that presentation print-outs and flyers are often discarded by delegates at its regular conferences. This year, Coronation is donating the money that would have been spent on conference packs to low-income communities which have applied for trees. This intervention will create temporary employment, green the environment, and reduce its environmental impact. The trees will sequester 553.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
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Joburg Can

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Residents of Johannesburg are urged to get behind the call to switch the city to 100% renewable energy by 2050. This campaign urges Johannesburg to divest from fossil fuels and prioritise climate-friendly, affordable energy generation technologies such as solar and wind. Moving Johannesburg towards 100% renewables isn’t just about reducing the carbon footprint of our energy sector. It is also about creating jobs and improving the living conditions & health of the residents.The initiative is a collaboration between the African Climate Reality Project hosted by Food & Trees for Africa, and the Climate Action Network International (CAN). Read more

Feeding Rhinos and Offsetting Carbon

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Konica Minolta South Africa is piloting an exciting new project with the planting of Spekboom for black rhino fodder. The Spekboom will be planted at the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC - the largest rhino orphanage and sanctuary in the world, and home to the company's seven adopted Rhino.  
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