FTFA is South Africa’s national social enterprise that started in 1990 to address global warming and now develops, manages and promotes greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management and food security programs
Non-Profit Organisation Registration Number: NPO 003-901
In the past 19 years FTFA has distributed over 3.6 million trees, facilitated the development of over 2500 natural food gardens for the poorest in South Africa, and launched the first carbon calculator and the Carbon Protocol in this country.
In 1990 Founder, Jeunesse Park, gathered a group of concerned individuals,representing the then major greening organisations in South Africa, who came together with the realisation that the real environmental crisis in this country centred on people, uplifting quality of life and addressing climate change. They recognized that a simple way of achieving this was through the greening of unhealthy, denuded and degraded landscapes. This was the birth of Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA), the first (and still only) South African social enterprise that develops, promotes and facilitates greening, climate change action, food security and sustainable natural resource use and management, known as Trees for Africa until 2000.
- To contribute to greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management and food security
- To create an awareness of the benefits of environmental improvement activities amongst all communities of southern Africa
- To contribute to poverty alleviation, enhanced environments, capacity building and skills development, many projects for people living with Aids
Tel: 011 656 9802
Fax: 086 547 1258
94 Bessemer Street
PO Box 2035
Gallo Manor 2052