South Sudan: building a nation from scratch after independence

The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, has had much international attention focused on it since it gained independence in 2011. Sadly, South Sudan is currently one of the most poorly developed African countries and faces a long process of social and economic development. Seeing the need and desperation in South Sudan, JAM began programs in

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Education is an instrument for eradicating poverty in Mozambique

For 30 years, JAM has been providing nutritional relief and school feeding, not only for survival, but also to encourage school attendance and getting an education. We have expanded our programs into agriculture to provide communities with much needed capacity to grow their own food. JAM’s programs have been instrumental in encouraging children to get

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Growing sustainability: how to boost the agricultural sector in Africa

Africa is brimming with potential to become the world’s next economic powerhouse. However, it is still plagued by high poverty, disease, and limited life expectancy rates. The continent’s abundant natural resources are under utilised, resulting in little or declining development. JAM has identified the need and opportunity to develop sustainable agricultural structures and practices to

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Diseases attack malnourished children

Drought conditions continue to affect most of the southern part of Angola and many rural households are experiencing the effects of a second year of poor rainfall and significant crop losses, which are estimated to be between 40 and 70 percent. This situation contributes to the problem of both moderate and severe malnutrition cases among

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