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)

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)

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)

I just enter the garden and pick whatever food I need for the family and cook it.”(8)

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)

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)

The weather is still dry in Malawi and some villagers must walk a long way to get water.(16)

Even so, the seeds of change for a healthier future are being planted.(17)

I’m Dorothy Gundy.(18)
我是多萝西 · 范甘迪。

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