A similar food shortage was present in Armenia during the Karabakh War. People started gardening on small plots of land in their yards, public parks and the deforested areas after trees were cut down for wood stoves.
But the biggest contrast is the value system behind it. While in the West these gardens are called Victory Gardens, in Armenia these are known as "destruction of parks during Cold and Dark Days".
How can a nation like Armenia weather hardships if this is the attitude propagated by the political and cultural leadership?