2018-2019: Grows in Leaps and Bounds
JAM continues to grow in leaps and bounds with the most recent operational presence being registered through a partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone on the JAM FEED (Farm, Empower, Enhance, Distribute) Model. The partnership integrates school feeding, agriculture development, and production of fortified foods. FEED aims to promote local food production, procurement, processing, and consumption anchored on sustainable, economically viable local agricultural value chain systems. Mozambique champions our FEED Model integrating agricultural production, food processing, and school feeding. WASH remains a flagship programme ensuring increased access and availability of water to thousands of families each year.
Angola remains one of the countries with the highest rates of malnutrition and JAM continues to make a difference through nutrition and WASH interventions in some of the most vulnerable communities. South Africa drives the agenda for nutrition and education in early childhood as a means of giving children in vulnerable communities a better start in life by providing nutritional meals and creating better learning environments. Rwanda reaches hundreds of children each year with subsidized vocational skills training to benefit underprivileged children. South Sudan programme experiences a semblance of political stability following the most recent peace agreement signed in August 2018. JAM continues to meet the desperate humanitarian needs faced by millions of people affected by years of brutal conflict through food assistance and livelihoods recovery while looking into more sustainable, long-term programming. JAM supports South Sudanese refugees in Uganda by providing seeds, tools, and agricultural training to enhance household food security.