Food & Trees for Africa
In the year ended 30 June 2019 Fortress entered into an amazing partnership with Food & Trees for Africa (“FTFA”), a leading Section 21 non-profit organisation, to roll out several food security, environmental sustainability and greening programmes.
Not only are the programmes sustainable but they are scalable. The initiatives involve rolling out “Eco-cluster” and community mobilisation programmes across schools and communities in close proximity to Fortress properties.
The initiatives involve a number of FTFA programmes including Food Gardens, Trees for All, Trees for Homes and the FTFA’s Edu-plant School Gardening and Nutrition programme. The programmes utilise environmentally sustainable food security and planting techniques, such as permaculture and high-density orchard culture, to improve nutrition in under-resourced communities while at the same time fostering environmental awareness and systems thinking. The programmes supply learners and surrounding communities with resources such as seeds, herbs, trees as well as gardening tools, educational materials and mentorship in order to help them become self-sufficient and food secure.