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.
FTFA's Bamboo for Africa programme has been certified under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)'”the first VCS accreditation for bamboo in the world.
Breaking new ground is nothing new for a logistics company that is used to going the extra mile. What is new is EQSTRA FLEXI LOGISTICS (EFL) Bamboo Carbon Offset Project, the first of its kind in South Africa.
In an international first, Food & Trees for Africa's Bamboo for Africa has been registered as a Verified Emissions Reduction programme under the international Verified Carbon Standard. This brings cost effective carbon sequestration to South Africa and addresses enterprise development, corporate social investment and black economic empowerment.
Food & Trees for Africa exhibited their Bamboo for Africa programme at South Africa's first ever Bamboo Symposium. Agronomy and inventive community planting programs, home and office products, as well as energy products and equipment, to show the full value cycle of this versatile plant were presented.