Food security

Food & Trees for Africa: Programme Administrator

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

FTFA seekers to appoint a Programme Administrator, based in Johannesburg.

The person will be responsible for administrative tasks related to Food & Trees for Africa’s programmes. This includes (but is not limited to), procurement, finance, reports, data capturing and research.  .
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Food & Trees for Africa: Project Officer

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

FTFA seekers to appoint a Project Officer, based in Johannesburg.

The person will be responsible for carrying out Food & Trees for Africa's programmes on the ground in accordance with the organisations procedures. S/he will be reporting accurately and responsibly to the Programme Coordinators.

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Food & Trees for Africa: Chief Agricultural Officer

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

FTFA seeks to appoint a Chief Agricultural Officer for the FEED Africa Programme, based in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

This is a permanent position.

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Food & Trees for Africa: Packhouse and Sales Coordinator

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

FTFA seeks to appoint a Packhouse and Sales Coordinator for the FEED Africa Programme, based in KwaZulu-Natal.

This is a one-year fixed term contract.

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Food Security: Not Simply a Matter of Access to Food

In its fourth CSI That Works breakfast on 25 June 2014 in Johannesburg, FirstRand Foundation shared its research findings collated from a desktop survey and several case studies on food security programmes entitled: the ‘South African Food Security Paradox’. FirstRand Limited chief executive officer, Sizwe Nxasana, expressed the view that ‘knowledge-sharing among public and private sector as well as civil society will enhance collective efforts to alleviate food insecurity in the country’.
 

Food & Trees for Africa: Programme Manager - FEED

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

FTFA seeks to appoint a Programme Manager for their Farmer-Eco Enterprise Development (FEED) Africa Programme based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, but extensive travelling will be required.

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Rising CO2 Threat to Nutrient Levels in Crops

Researchers have warned that rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may cut the nutritional quality of some of the world's most important food crops.

They say the amounts of two important nutrients, zinc and iron, were found to be lower in wheat, rice, soybeans and field peas grown in open-air fields where the scientists created CO2 concentrations at the level they forecast for Earth by roughly 2050, about 550 parts per million.

Food & Trees for Africa: Organic Produce Marketing Coordinator

Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s pioneering social enterprise addressing sustainable development through climate change action, food security and greening, with a strong focus on environmental and climate change education and awareness.

Farmer Eco Enterprise Development (FEED Africa), supports and grows emerging organic farmers through land and infrastructure development, training and mentoring support, to take produce to local, super and international markets.

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