What are the SDGs?
The SDGs are a set of 17 globally established calls for action. They hold United Nations countries accountable for working towards environmental sustainability, social inclusion and green economic growth by the year 2030. The 2030 Agenda contains these 17 goals. It provides the blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the plant, now and into the future. The Agenda recognizes that all of these elements are interlinked. Therefore, all strategies must work together to address matters of health, education, poverty, food security, climate change and environmental preservation.
How Food & Trees for Africa addresses the SDGS
Food & Trees for Africa’s (FTFA) mission and values are SDG-led. FTFA defines each of the goals as either radically or partially integrated into our interventions. Our programmes address 13 of the 17 goals.
Our food security programmes address matters such as eradicating hunger and improving health by developing food sovereignty within and cross communities. These interventions also offer the opportunity to improve education through skills, training and nutrition in schools and communities. Additionally, they provide much needed support and resources that address poverty, employment, inequalities and sustainability within communities.
Furthermore, Food & Trees for Africa is combatting climate change while improving the health of people and the planet through our trees and carbon programmes. Trees provide food, clean air, social and psychological benefits to our communities. Thus these programmes ensure the ongoing greening and sustainability of landscapes in South Africa.