Roots of Peace has had the privileged opportunity to work with many unique and incredible people around the world. We are honored to have a different kind of veteran, an Afghan interpreter, bring his valuable experience to Roots of Peace to further our mission of removing landmines to provide economic empowerment for peace to those […]
18 years ago today, countries around the world came together to sign the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personal Mines and on their Destruction – commonly referred to as the “Ottawa Convention” or “Mine Ban Treaty.”
From the minefields and thriving farmland, here’s a look at the Roots of Peace programs in Vietnam. A special thanks to Flying Colors Broadcast for making this video possible.
In Vietnam, Roots of Peace works with rural farmers and helps them set up commercial black pepper orchards. Our program provides discounted start-up packages for farmers to establish black pepper farmers, and trainings on planting, disease prevention, harvesting, and post-harvest handling.
The 1960’s have become synonymous with a peace movement that swept the United States. Throngs of demonstrators gathered in our nation’s streets to advocate for nonviolence and the country was vocal and visible in their calls to the government to promote peace overseas.