AGT Foods Retail & Food Ingredients and Greenpop will join forces in March when the biggest tree planning festivals in Africa take place. AGT is donating 200 kg of dry goods to the festivals, including sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, bulgur wheat, popcorn, lentils, chickpeas, split green peas, rolled oats and a variety of dry beans.
The annual Greenpop events are held in the beautiful Platbos Forest Reserve, 2.5 hours drive away from Cape Town in the Overberg region. Reforest Fest’s Family Weekend and Friends Weekend take place on 15-17 March 2019 and 22-24 March 2019 respectively. The weekends have seen over 35 000 trees planted to-date.
Said George Tomazos of AGT Foods Retail & Food Ingredients, “AGT has long been a generous donor of food and other products to reliable organisations. When the company was approached by Greenpop for assistance, we were happy to commit to providing dry food ingredients from our wide range of pulses, grains, seeds and flours.”
Greenpop is a social enterprise on a mission to (re)connect people with the planet. Its urban greening and reforestation projects provide environmental education and activate people through green workshops and events. Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has planted over 70 000 indigenous and fruit trees at schools and other urban sites, community farms and forests across South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania.
AGT Foods is a value-added pulse, staple food and ingredient processor for export and domestic markets. Through its offices and processing facilities located in some of the best agricultural growing regions in the world, AGT produces a full range of pulses and specialty crops including lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans and as well as food ingredients such as pulse flours, proteins, starches and fibres and spices.