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Inernational Ministries

jamaica_st.-annes-primary-school---principal-and-teacher-mrsCJI works with Jesuit and other partners rooted in the Jesuit tradition to support communities in their struggles for peace and social justice in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. CJI supports projects in many areas, including education, pastoral care, social services, community development, sustainable agriculture, humanitarian aid and human rights.

Darjeeling – Woodcot

darjeeling-woodcotMotto: ‘Helping the poor to help themselves.’ Woodcot currently hosts a group of children, providing a home for them while they attend neighbouring schools. The children cared for at Woodcot work for an hour in the square meter vegetable garden to produce fresh vegetables for the kitchen and whatever is surplus is sold by them in the local market. After school hours, they are taught how to cultivate throughout the year so that they can learn skills that will allow them to be more self-sufficient in the future.

Renewing the earth

boma-300x239Although he is over 80, Godfrey Boma still has a large family to feed, with six grandchildren and two nephews who are dependent on him. Before he joined the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC), the elderly Zambian farmer’s fields were exhausted and unable to produce.

Nowadays, Godfrey grows no less than 23 kinds of crops on his land, among them maize, groundnuts, cotton, pigeon peas, velvet beans, red and black sunhemp, pumpkin, Mexican apples and lemons.

Sustainable Agriculture

P2050931-640x218Most farmers in the world own less than five hectares of land. Known as small-scale farmers, they feed one third of the global population, providing up to 80% of food consumed in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Yet small-scale farmers, many of who are women, face heavy challenges to survive from day to day, among them land tenure problems, rising food prices, export-led agriculture, and the use of land to grow internationally desired commodities rather than food.