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Kylie Kwong & Oxfam's Recipe to Stop Hunger
Date:5/31/2010

ingle source of food, often just having the choice between rice, maize or pumpkin,” Mr Hewett said.

“Oxfam has been training people in gardening and nutrition and how to sell their produce at local markets, so that they can now grow a variety of vegetables which they can eat or sell allowing them to escape the poverty cycle.”

In Timor-Leste, over one-third of the population regularly experience food shortages at a time of the year known as the "hungry season'.

While this period typically lasts two to three months before communities harvest maize and rice in March and April, late and insufficient rainfalls, locusts, and environmental degradation are making periods of food shortage even longer.

According to the World Food Program, in Timor-Leste approximately 47 per cent of children under the age of five are chronically malnourished.

Supporters of the appeal can access a free recipe from Kylie Kwong’s upcoming book It Tastes Better available from July at oxfam.org.au, that celebrates the diverse range of produce that we take for granted in
Australia.

Show your support by making a donation online, joining and sharing it on Facebook or following the campaign on Twitter and RT using #stophungerappeal.

For Oxfam media enquiries contact Oxfam Australia Media Coordinator Sunita Bose on 0407 555 960. For media enquiries about Kylie Kwong contact Rachel Tys at Penguin on 0432 460 796.

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