Malawi's Homegrown Vegetables Ease Food Shortage
2016-08-22 21:00:00


In Malawi, over 6 million people need food aid because severe weather has made growing corn crops difficult. But small home gardens are helping.(1)
在马拉维,超过 600 万人需要粮食援助,因为恶劣的天气使种植玉米变得困难。但小家花园正在帮助。

The Victory Garden Campaign is working with people in the capital city of Lilongwe to grow a variety of vegetables near their houses.(2)
胜利花园运动正在与人在利隆圭资本市来种植各种蔬菜在其住所附近。

Edson Kumbani and his family live in the Likuni area of the capital city. He created a garden last year after his corn crop failed.(3)
埃德森 Kumbani 和他的家人住在首都利库尼地区。去年他玉米作物失败后,他创造了一个花园。

Like most farmers in Malawi, his family depended on corn as its main source of food.(4)
像在马拉维的大多数农民,他的家人依靠玉米作为其主要的食物来源。

But now he grows vegetables such as tomatoes, pumpkins, beans and potatoes.(5)
但现在他种植的蔬菜,如西红柿、 南瓜、 豆类和土豆。

His wife, Efrida helps with the garden.(6)
他的妻子,Efrida 帮助的园林。

“Now I have even stopped asking my husband about food whenever he leaves the house.(7)
"现在我竟然停下来问我的丈夫关于食物每当他离开这所房子。

I just enter the garden and pick whatever food I need for the family and cook it.”(8)
我只是进入花园,并挑选无论我需要为家庭及煮熟的食物。

Kumbani began his garden with help from a U.S. anti-hunger charity, Face to Face. Its mission is to help communities help themselves.(9)
Kumbani 开始他从美国的反饥饿慈善,面对面帮助的花园。它的使命是帮助社区帮助自己。

Ken Wong is the director.(10)
肯 · 黄是主任。

“What we want to do is roll out our Victory Garden solution, our solution of changing the way that Malawians think about farming, and thinking about food, so that Malawi can break the cycle of poverty.”(11)
"我们想要做的是推出我们胜利花园的解决方案,我们的改变马拉维人思考耕作,并想到了食物,所以,马拉维可以打破贫困循环的方式"。

About 22,000 families in the Likuni, Tsabango and Mitundu areas are benefiting from the campaign.(12)
关于在利库尼的 22000 个家庭,Tsabango 和 Mitundu 地区正受益于这项运动。

Each person that receives training will teach 25 other people.(13)
每个接受训练的人会教其他 25 人。

The small gardens are about 2.5 square meters and can grow up to 15 kinds of plants, vegetables and fruit trees.(14)
小花园约 2.5 平方米,可以长达 15 种类的植物、 蔬菜和果树。

The campaign chooses plants and trees that can survive on little water.(15)
这场运动选择植物和树木,可以生存在小水面上。

The weather is still dry in Malawi and some villagers must walk a long way to get water.(16)
天气在马拉维仍然干燥,有些村民要走很长的路去取水。

Even so, the seeds of change for a healthier future are being planted.(17)
即便如此,改变为一个更健康的未来的种子正在被种植。

I’m Dorothy Gundy.(18)
我是多萝西 · 范甘迪。


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