12.11.17. Update: F2F surpasses 7,000 Victory Gardens created in Malawi since launch of Campaign. 12.5.17. Update:Total number of gardens in southern Phalombe district is now 598. 10.1.17. Update: In partnership with the EKARI Foundation, F2F's Victory Garden Campaign expands in the Phalombe district of southern Malawi.  8.14.17. Update: F2F surpasses 5,000 productive home victory gardens created in hundreds of villages in central and southern Malawi. 5.15.17. Update: F2F surpasses 4,000 Victory Gardens created. 3.20.17. Update: F2F surpasses 2,700 Victory Gardens created. 3.4.17. Update: F2F surpasses 2,300 Victory Gardens created. 3.1.17. Face-to-Face is delighted to announce we have partnered with the Ekari Foundation to bring Victory Gardens into the Phalombe district in Southern Malawi. 2.22.17. In February 2017, Face-to-Face’s Victory Garden Campaign to Fight the Food Crisis in Malawi surpassed 2,100 gardens created since the Campaign’s launch in July 2016 Feb 2017: Minister of Agriculture fired for misusing food relief money 12.29.16. In early December 2016, F2F's Victory Garden Campaign surpassed 1,000 gardens created since the Campaign’s launch in July.  12.10.16. Campaign expands to Nkhata Bay, with a 3-day workshop, during which 23 gardens are created. 12.8.16. From 11.10 - 12.10, nearly 1,000 new gardens are created in 29 village workshops. November 2016: Workshops to train villagers begin, with over 300 new gardens created within a month's time October 2016: Workshops to train facilitators take place in 3 tribal districts. 9.19.16.  CNFA's Farmer-to-Farmer expert, Phineas Ellis, begins stint with F2F. 9.14.16  The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives commits to Canadian $24,760 to F2F's Victory Garden Campaign. 8.25.16   With help from F2F's HIV+ Strong & Positive Mothers Club, Nyamba Village goes from 0% to 60% of households having victory gardens in 23 days.  8.17.16 Voice of America broadcasts report on F2F's garden project: http://www.voanews.com/a/malawi-plants-home-gardens-fight-food-insecurity/3469505.html 8.2.16 Center for Strategic & International Studies announces Malawi faces largest humanitarian emergency in its history. 7.31.16 Twenty journalists cover F2F's 3 Victory Garden campaign launches in Malawi, which attract thousands of villagers 7.9.16 Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture awards F2F with a grant that brings American agriculture experts to help teach F2F garden facilitators. 7.6.16 F2F announces dates and venues for launch events of Victory Garden Campaign 6.15.16: F2F press release announces July launch of Victory Garden Campaign 

12.11.17. Update: F2F surpasses 7,000 Victory Gardens created in Malawi since launch of Campaign.

12.5.17. Update:Total number of gardens in southern Phalombe district is now 598.

10.1.17. Update: In partnership with the EKARI Foundation, F2F's Victory Garden Campaign expands in the Phalombe district of southern Malawi. 

8.14.17. Update: F2F surpasses 5,000 productive home victory gardens created in hundreds of villages in central and southern Malawi.

5.15.17. Update: F2F surpasses 4,000 Victory Gardens created.

3.20.17. Update: F2F surpasses 2,700 Victory Gardens created.

3.4.17. Update: F2F surpasses 2,300 Victory Gardens created.

3.1.17. Face-to-Face is delighted to announce we have partnered with the Ekari Foundation to bring Victory Gardens into the Phalombe district in Southern Malawi.

2.22.17. In February 2017, Face-to-Face’s Victory Garden Campaign to Fight the Food Crisis in Malawi surpassed 2,100 gardens created since the Campaign’s launch in July 2016

Feb 2017: Minister of Agriculture fired for misusing food relief money

12.29.16. In early December 2016, F2F's Victory Garden Campaign surpassed 1,000 gardens created since the Campaign’s launch in July. 

12.10.16. Campaign expands to Nkhata Bay, with a 3-day workshop, during which 23 gardens are created.

12.8.16. From 11.10 - 12.10, nearly 1,000 new gardens are created in 29 village workshops.

November 2016: Workshops to train villagers begin, with over 300 new gardens created within a month's time

October 2016: Workshops to train facilitators take place in 3 tribal districts.

9.19.16.  CNFA's Farmer-to-Farmer expert, Phineas Ellis, begins stint with F2F.

9.14.16  The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives commits to Canadian $24,760 to F2F's Victory Garden Campaign.

8.25.16   With help from F2F's HIV+ Strong & Positive Mothers Club, Nyamba Village goes from 0% to 60% of households having victory gardens in 23 days. 

8.17.16 Voice of America broadcasts report on F2F's garden project: http://www.voanews.com/a/malawi-plants-home-gardens-fight-food-insecurity/3469505.html

8.2.16 Center for Strategic & International Studies announces Malawi faces largest humanitarian emergency in its history.

7.31.16 Twenty journalists cover F2F's 3 Victory Garden campaign launches in Malawi, which attract thousands of villagers

7.9.16 Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture awards F2F with a grant that brings American agriculture experts to help teach F2F garden facilitators.

7.6.16 F2F announces dates and venues for launch events of Victory Garden Campaign

6.15.16: F2F press release announces July launch of Victory Garden Campaign 

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MEDIA COVERAGE

June 2017:

Spore, june 27, 2017

"Victory gardens: boosting farmers' resilience in malawi"

"Susan Manuel, a 35-year-old mother of five, started her home garden in March 2017. She has been using crop residues with goat dung to make organic manure to put on the garden before she plants the vegetable seeds. 'I am getting vegetables on a daily basis without spending money. I have beans, Chinese vegetables, carrot, pumpkin leaves, sweet potatoes and even okra,' she states. Instead of buying vegetables, Manuel now redirects her savings to household necessities and essentials for her children, like school books. 'Traditionally, women have had to travel long distances to look for vegetables. Today, I am home doing other household chores and I can just walk into my garden to get vegetables,' she adds."

MAY 2017:

The Maravi Post, May 23, 2017

"AVERTING FOOD CRISIS WITH VICTORY GARDENS"

"Group Village Headman (GVH) Makulenje of Traditional Authority (T.A.) Chiseka in Lilongwe, testified the success of the Victory Gardens project, saying his subjects are able to sustain their families through the initiative’s proceeds. GVH Mangulenje lauded the initiative’s impact and said the nutrition levels in the communities in his villages, have highly improved for the better."

THE DAILY TIMES, May 22, 2017

“HOME-GROWN FOOD SECURITY TARGETS 150,000”

“Village Head Makulenje from Traditional Authority Chiseka in Lilongwe said they started with only 25 farmers in this permaculture linked initiative. ‘We no longer have to travel long distances looking for relish, especially vegetables. At the moment, we save the money we used to spent on relish and channel it to other household requirements such as soap and salt,’ said Chiseka.”

MBC MALAWI, May 22, 2017

“COMMUNITIES HAIL VICTORY GARDEN PROJECT”

“Chief Makulenje from T/A Tsabango in Lilongwe said the project has taught them to      maximize a small land around the house and produce enough for a balanced diet. ‘We are restoring our natural resources because we don't use fertilizer for the vegetables and legumes we plant around the house. We only use waste water used at the household,’ said Chief Makulenje. He added that at first they thought to achieve a balanced diet needs more money but with the project they have realised that a small garden can produce not only vegetables but also legumes and fruits… ‘We are now food secure and our bodies are healthier than before,’ boasted the chief.”
“Another farmer Edison Kumbani from T/A Maliri said to him the Victory Gardens have taught him that indigenous food crops can grow within the home without any problems. ‘Face to Face has empowered us to control pests using natural leaves and we are done with the risky chemicals that we were using for our Dambo cropping. Because the gardens are close to our homes, even the elderly are able to have them,’ said Kumbani.”

THE SUNDAY TIMES, May 21, 2017

“FACE-TO-FACE UPS VICTORY GARDENS REACH”

“With Malawi facing its worst food crisis since 1985 due to severe drought perpetuated by climate variability, this innovative campaign provided long-term, sustainable relief to thousands of families at risk of food shortages as early as August 2016.”
“The Campaign is quite extraordinary as it puts responsibility of families feeding themselves squarely and firmly into the hands of the individual to succeed… It equips rural residents with the knowledge to fight their own war against hunger and drought by changing how they grow food.”

THE MALAWI STAR, MAY 19, 2017

“MALAWI NGO, FACE-TO-FACE ANNOUNCES VICTORY GARDEN CAMPAIGNS”

“Group Village Headman Makulenje of Chiseka in Lilongwe said people in his area are happy with the project saying the nutrition level has highly improved already. ‘We are happy with the project because our lives have completely changed,’ Makulenje said.”

PRESS RELEASES

May 9, 2017:

FACE-TO-FACE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF VICTORY GARDEN CAMPAIGN — 2-YEAR GOAL IS SCALED UP TO NOW CREATE 50,000 GARDENS TO FEED 150,000 PEOPLE


December 29, 2016: 

Malawi Food Crisis Targeted by F2F's Victory Garden Campaign