To others what may appear the impossible, becomes possible with Roots of Peace.

Our Approach

Roots of Peace helps some of the world’s most vulnerable local economies recover after conflict. We support individuals and communities to revitalize business and livelihoods by transforming minefields into thriving farmland.

For many of our project sites, demining is required before any work can be done. Landmines and other live munitions contaminate many areas of post-conflict developing countries and are often detonated by an unsuspecting farmer or child. We work with local governments and other demining partners to safely remove leftover munitions and return the land to arability.

But we don’t stop there. Landmines impede a country’s economic recovery and development so we offer a comprehensive approach to restoring agricultural communities to economic self-sufficiency. We believe that building a foundation for a stable economy comes from giving people the means to produce, distribute, and sell products in a profitable and sustainable environment. Through these programs, economies grow and food security is created for the farmers themselves, as well as the local and global economies.

Our Impact

Restoring minefields into productive farmland is bringing communities all over the world back to economic self-sufficiency. Through partnerships with demining agencies, our programs have facilitated the removal of landmines and UXOs in numerous countries, paving the way for post-conflict recovery.

We have impacted over 1 million farmers and their families by improving their orchards and crops, and have enabled them to sell to new markets. Our programs have facilitated the export of over 14,500 metric tons of fresh and dried fruit and nuts worth over $18 million to international markets.

"You have turned mines into vines by replacing the seeds of destruction with the seeds of life…and you have shown the world that even with modest beginnings, a partnership backed up by persistence can make a real difference."

— His Excellency Kofi AnnanUnited Nations Secretary-GeneralJune 2000

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