THE JAM JAR KITCHEN IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH PRESERVE INTERNATIONAL TO FIGHT HUNGER AND SEASONAL POVERTY IN EAST AFRICA THROUGH THE PROVISION OF INNOVATIVE, RURALLY-MINDED FOOD PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING TO HELP FARMERS REDUCE THEIR POST-HARVEST CROP LOSS.
PRESERVE INTERNATIONAL PRIMARILY WORKS WITH WOMEN SMALL SCALE FARMERS IN NORTHERN UGANDA TO INCREASE HARVEST PRODUCTION AND EFFICIENCY, AS WELL AS PRESERVE THE LIFE OF THEIR PRODUCE FROM DAYS TO MONTHS USING DEHYDRATION, WATER BATH CANNING AND IMPROVED GRAIN STORAGE.
EFFECTIVELY PRESERVING THE HARVEST NOT ONLY ENSURES A STEADY SUPPLY OF FOOD FOR FARMERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, BUT ALSO PROVIDES A MORE CONSISTENT SOURCE OF INCOME THROUGH THE SALE OF PRESERVED FOODS YEAR ROUND.
PRESERVE INTERNATIONAL IS A REGISTERED 501C3 ORGANIZATION. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE CONSIDERED TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Betty Konga instructs the Swinga Women’s Group on the use of the Sparky Dryer, a solar and bio fuel powered food dehydrator manufactured in Uganda that extends the shelf life of fresh produce from days to months.
The Jam Jar Kitchen’s Elizabeth Jordan-Flight founded Preserve International in early 2019 after almost a decade working in international and post conflict development. Believing in the power of women to create positive, lasting change in the food security arena, she partnered with long time friend and South Sudan native Betty Konga to develop a program that would empower women farmers not only to increase their yields and harvest more efficiently, but to safely and effectively preserve the life of their produce from days to months. This allows women to not only provide a more consistent supply of nutritious foods for their families. But also to grow their food based businesses and earning potential, giving them more options for a healthier, happier life.
Executive Director, Preserve International