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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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Flexilube (Pty) celebrates World Water Day

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Flexilube (Pty) Ltd is supporting and reminding community and businesses of the importance of water to our environment, quality of life and livelihoods as we celebrate World Water Day 2015.

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Trees play a very important role in the sustainable management of water resources.

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Turning South Africa green for Earth Day 2015

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Earth Day 2015 takes place on 22 April, and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) and Global Payment Technologies (GPT) have teamed up to make South Africa a little bit greener, alleviate poverty and create temporary employment to those living in Fiscksburg, Free State. 20 Community Educator’s (CE’s) will be trained to help distribute 1000 trees to 1000 households. The GPT trees will be distributed on 30 April in celebration of Earth Day.

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2015 Road to Paris

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Climate change is already a measurable reality and, along with other continents, Africa is especially vulnerable to its impacts (such as fires, floods, droughts and extreme storms).

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report, there is robust evidence that multiple components of the earth’s climate system are changing, including rising global air and ocean temperatures, rising global average sea level and many more extreme weather events.
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Food & Trees for Africa announces new Executive Director

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The Board of Directors of Food & Trees for Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Wild as the Executive Director of Food & Trees for Africa. He takes over from the founder, Jeunesse Park, who is retiring from the position after 25 years.
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57 FOOD GARDENS FOR SCHOOLS IN TZANEEN

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Stidit (the Netherlands) and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) are implementing 57 school food gardening projects in Tzaneen, Limpopo, thanks to the support from the European Union and Pioneer Foods. The launch of this great initiative took place on the 18 November 2014.
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A real African lesson!

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by Kate Bezuidenhout

After having volunteered with FTFA for a few months now, I was very excited to be invited to spend a day at the EduPlant biennial competition which is sponsored by The Woolworths Trust and Engen. I had heard much discussions and planning happening in the office during the year and was eager to see the competition come together. Included in the four days of learning were interactive workshops, school presentations, of course the award ceremony where this year’s winners are announced.
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Absa puts customers behind ‘green wheels’ with 61 hectare urban forest commitment

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Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance (AVAF), in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), will plant 2 426 trees – the equivalent of 61 hectares of urban forest – in the communities of Khutsong (Gauteng) and Ntuzuma (KwaZulu-Natal) as well as schools and households in the Western Cape.
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CITY LODGE AND FOOD & TREES FOR AFRICA CELEBRATE WORLD FOOD DAY AT MOTHER TOUCH ACADEMY

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The City Lodge Hotel Group and FTFA paid a special vegetable and fruit tree planting visit to the Mother Touch Academy at Diepsloot, northern Johannesburg, to commemorate World Food Day which takes place around the globe on Thursday, October 16.
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Heinz staff celebrate World Food Day

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World Food Day, 16 October, Mbekweni Community Sports Centre received a food garden through FTFA thanks to Heinz Foods South Africa’s Ketchup “Grown Not Made” charity auction held in May earlier this year.
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Planting trees to celebrate 50 years of legal excellence

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In celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Cox Yeats Attorneys reached out to their communities to mark this milestone by planting trees.  Through Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), three underprivileged schools in the Durban area were identified to receive 50 trees donated by Cox Yeats.
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