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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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world food day 
In the month of October, we recognise World Food Day. World Food Day is an internationally recognised Day that has been set aside by the UN to highlight the plight of poverty and malnutrition of over 780 million people around the World. The Woolworths Trust together with the EduPlant Programme will be hosting 10 Volunteer Days at various EduPlant schools across the country. Woolworths staff will participate in sustainable food gardening activities and to highlight the need to make a difference in the fight against hunger.
 
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ABSA volunteers to plant an orchard and distribute another 4891 trees in Pimville, Soweto

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In a first to market, Absa launched the Absa Green Vehicle Finance initiative, offering an environmentally conscious vehicle finance solution.

This makes Absa the first South African auto-financier to offer customers rebates of up to 0.75% (in addition to the normal individualized pricing they would have enjoyed) when they purchase passenger vehicles with a carbon output of less than 120g/km. Additionally, for each vehicle sold, a tree is planted on behalf of the customer by Absa.
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SA Climate and health risks

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For the last few months, the south-western parts of South Africa have eagerly awaited the time when the sun stops hiding behind grey banks of clouds. Summer has finally arrived and now that the days are longer and warmer, we may feel more inspired to hit the beach, have a picnic in the park or resume our favourite outdoor activities.
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Konica Minolta South Africa employs good practice for environment and the economy

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FTFA Ecopreneur, Jeminah Mkhize, and Trees for All Administrator, Pat Anderson, took to the road for the first of this years` Konica Minolta South Africa tree planting events.

They arrived, together with Konica Minolta South Africa Nelspruit branch manager, Gerhard van Tonder and team,  at Nelspruit Primary School, site of the first event, and immediately felt welcome in the well-tended school grounds.
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Climate Change, El Nino and drought. Is there a link?

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Date: 18 February 2016
Venue: FTFA Khaya, 94 Bessemer St, Wendywood
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Our first Green Drinks will host Linda Phalatse, GIZ Transport and Climate Change advisor, sharing her thoughts on the link between Climate Change, El Nino and the current drought.
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RatesClearance.com and Food & Trees for Africa plant trees in 38 municipalities

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RatesClearance.com and Food & Trees for Africa plant trees in 38 municipalities

Korbitec’s RatesClearance.com planted 111 trees across South Africa in November through Food & Trees for Africa. The trees have been ‘’earned’’ by 38 municipalities that have participated in RatesClearance.com’s “Grow Your Tree” Campaign.
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African Climate Reality Project ramps up for expansion

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The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), a programme of Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), South Africa’s first greening and social development enterprise, will expand its activities into Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa in the new year.

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Cloud-based back-ups save a lot of heartache for FTFA

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When the head of a key department's laptop is stolen, top management starts worrying. What will happen to the data on that laptop? Was it backed up? Do we have copies of it on our server? Worse yet, is the server back-up current or hopelessly outdated?
This exact situation occurred at  Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), when the head of the Trees for All department's laptop was stolen from her vehicle earlier this year.

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Konica Minolta South Africa planted 2 500 trees nationwide in celebration of Arbor Month

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Konica Minolta's Cape Town branch, seen here during Arbor Month. From left: Albert Julie, Stacey Jepthas, Jan Cloete, Carol Harris and Sue Purcell.

In its continued commitment to the environment, Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office, planted 2 500 fruit and indigenous trees in September 2015 in celebration of Arbor Month. This will be followed with a further 2500 to be planted early in 2016. The planting is all conducted through South Africa's first environmental social enterprise, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA).

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Six ways FTFA fights climate change, one tree at a time

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Ops Manager Kate Bezuidenhout gave The Ground-Up Project some interesting insights into what FTFA does daily.
You can read the full article here: http://bit.ly/1NPfzCZ
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Nashua Mobile plants bamboo for Africa

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 title=Nashua Mobile and FTFA are set to celebrate Arbor Month in September by planting  seven hectares of bamboo at Blue Disa, Lawley, south west of Johannesburg.

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