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Food and Trees for Africa

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Food & Trees for Africa is South Africa's national greening social enterprise. They do more than just plant trees.

They address global warming by developing and managing sustainable natural resource management practices and permaculture food security programmes in communities across the country.

They're also involved in climate change action, global warming awareness and education.

Watch the video below to find out more about what Food and Trees for Africa.

Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA) has distributed over 4 million trees, facilitated the creation of thousands of organic food gardens for the world's poorest and launched the first carbon calculator, the Climate Change Leadership Awards and the Carbon Protocol of South Africa.

FTFA's objectives are:

  • to contribute to greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management and food security
  • to create awareness of the benefits of environmental improvement activities amongst all communities of southern Africa
  • to contribute to poverty alleviation, sustainable development, enhanced environments, capacity building and skills development

FTFA implements six programmes:

  1. Food Gardens for Africa
  2. Trees for All
  3. Trees for Homes
  4. Bamboo for Africa
  5. Farmer Eco Enterprise Development (FEED)
  6. EduPlant

These programmes and projects lead to healthier lives for impoverished communities, more sustainable green environments and increased awareness of our impact on the planet and the need to address this. For more information, please refer to the award winning website.

With such fantastic principles and inspirational ethos, it was a natural fit to support FTFA with a carbon-neutral expedition throughout South Africa, spreading awareness about green travel and lifestyles, while raising funds to help green Africa. We'll be volunteering at and/or documenting their permaculture projects, planting trees and visiting food gardens, eco-villages, community initiatives and more.

Donate to Food and Trees for Africa

You can support FTFA authorising them to charge a set amount of your credit card each month or make a once-off donation. The contribution you make today will go towards vegetable seeds for a food garden, one or multiple trees for a school or community, or even gardening tools. Make a measurable difference today!

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Hi, my name is Melissa and I created this site together with photographer Christopher List to help spread awareness about green lifestyles and travel, so everyone can learn how easy it is to live in a sustainable way. Enjoy!

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