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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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Sustainability Week
 
Alive 2 Green presents Sustainable Week 2017, Hosted by The City of Tshwane
Food & Trees for Africa in affiliation with Alive 2 Green hosted by the City of Tshwane is presenting at the annual Sustainability Week event at the CSIR International Convention Centre. 
The objective of Sustainability Week is to advance the Green Economy by creating platforms for African stakeholders from across all sectors to share knowledge and experience and to learn
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Woolworths and FTFAs evolving EduPlant model has a finger on the pulse of sustainable adaption

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Now in its second decade, the EduPlant programme, a flagship Food & Trees for Africa initiative, implemented in partnership with the Woolworths Trust for the last 12 years, has supported the development of sustainable food gardens. This natural farming and greening helps schools and their surrounding communities to create abundant gardens with year-round harvests using permaculture practices.

As a model of good practise, long term initiatives are inspired and compelled to evolve, ensuring their relevance and validity in a changing world.
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Growing livelihoods from a former dump site

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A group of staff volunteers from The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Quivertree Publications and Food & Trees converged at the Lenin St Market Garden in Alexandra. The City of Joburg (Social Development) and 105 Ward Councillor have supported this initiative since April, along with Urban Fresh. Together the group paid tribute to the incredible work accomplished on the ground by a group of committed women who farm in this urban setting.
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Comair sponsors schools’ trees to mark 70 years aloft

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In celebration of 70 years of uninterrupted, profitable operation, Comair Limited has sponsored 70 trees in conjunction with Food & Trees for Africa. The trees will be planted at schools in Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal and provide much-needed food and shade in disadvantaged communities.
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Konica Minolta South Africa celebrates Arbor Month by planting more than 2,000 trees

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Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has reinforced its pledge to help transform the environment and give back to surrounding communities, by planting 2,160 trees in Kimberley, Pietermaritzburg, Paarl and Cape Town during Arbor Month. The trees will be donated to schools and other community institutions within the regions, with the assistance of CSI partner, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).
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Winning EduPlant formula affirms national impact of addressing food security

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The biennial school food gardening competition has once again brought together the brightest and best aspiring young farmers of the future under one roof.

The EduPlant National Food Gardening and Greening Competition, of which the Woolworths Trust is the funding partner, is Food & Trees for Africa's national programme teaching educators, learners and communities how to sustainably grow their own food.
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African Bank - New shady spots for growing young minds

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In a few months the Nokhupila Primary School learners will enjoy the shady cover of 45  new trees that were planted by African Bank at the school on 23 September to celebrate Arbour Month.
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Calling South Africans to plant trees for Africa!

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On 8 September, Bruce Whitfield of 702’s Money Show launched a nationwide appeal for Arbor Month – for corporates to pledge a donation of trees for under resourced communities, through Food & Trees for Africa’s Trees for All and Trees for Homes programmes.
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SA’s 4th Carpool Week, 3-9 October 2016

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October is national Transport Month and South Africa’s 4th Carpool Week will take place from 3-9 October 2016.  
Carpool Week will raise awareness and educate on the benefits of carpooling to encourage South Africans to rethink their travel choices for a better country.
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Food project encourages sustainable agriculture

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Food for Life (FFL) Children's Projects, in partnership with Food & Trees for Africa, recently conducted a schools workshop which focused on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty at the Northdene AgroEcology Research Centre.
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Camargue Underwriting Managers sowing seeds for future growth

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Camargue Underwriting Managers (“Camargue”) contacted FTFA to request assistance with their Arbor Month initiative. Their idea was to purchase a gift tree certificate for their clients for every new business policy that they bind and in this way, contribute to getting as many trees planted as possible during September.
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African Climate Reality Project finding new ways to promote Renewable Energy
African Climate Reality Project
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
Trees for All Programme
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
Trees for Homes
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
African Climate Reality Project
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
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