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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arms Control & Peace, Environment, Food, International, International Agricultural Development

Mission: Roots of peace is a post-conflict economic development organization that removes landmines and other war debris from the environment to reclaim the land, re-plant the crops and re-build the agricultural industry to help heal families, communities and nations. Rop is an economic development organization that works with families, communities and nations to plant crops and rebuild agricultural value chains from "farm to fork" after removing landmines and other war debris to reclaim land ravaged by conflict. Rop is a post-conflict economic development organization working globally with families, communities and nations to re-plant crops, rebuild "farm to fork" enterprise and remove landmines and other war debris to re-open ravaged land.

Programs: Usaid commercial horticulture & agriculture & marketing program, afghanistanthe commercial, agricultural & marketing program (champ) began in february 2010 as a four year, 34. 9 million dollar activity that will reduce poverty among rural afghan farmers by assisting them to shift from relatively low-value annual crops, such as wheat, to relatively high-value perennial crops, such as almonds, grapes and pomegranates. A marketing program will support the increased production by linking producers to merchants in a system that rewards farmers and merchants for higher quality production with higher prices and profits, working with farmers to improve quality and with traders to improve harvesting, packing, cooling, shipping and marketing methods. To insure that women specifically benefit, and to encourage equal opportunities for women, champ is implementing a pilot women's program, focusing on home garden and poultry rearing. Champ is implementing programs in 16 provinces in the eastern, south eastern, and southern and central regions of afghanistan.

roots of peace started a five year agricultural research and extension development program (agred), funded by usaid in 2012 to support and build the capacity of the afghan ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock. The program aimed to improve agricultural services to farmers in 26 provinces of afghanistan.

the sustainable horticulture and agriculture development pilot project (shade) funded by private organizations, attempt to improve the production systems of rural highland vietnamese farmers who live along sections of the former ho chi minh trail. This project focuses on the development of agricultural value chains; primarily cacao and black pepper while piloting demo plots for arabica coffee and taro. Through new methods of cultivation and marketing, rural farmers located in the southwestern province of binh phuoc and the central coast province of quang tri, can increase their annual income from three to seven times the income from their previous crops.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Roots of Peace is a peace-building nonprofit: working all over the world to de-mine war & conflict-ravaged lands; striving to assist farmers and others to reclaim and rejuvenate the land. The agricultural focus means that RoP doesn't just go in and take out landmines, but actually helps people be able to say, proudly and safely, this land is mine and my family and I will thrive upon it. DeMine, RePlant, ReBuild... a worthy and lifesaving effort touching people in Angola, Croatia, Afghanistan, Viet Nam, Israel/Palestine, Kyrgyz Republic, Cambodia, and Iraq.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I became aware of roots of peace through a friend. I greatly admire their successful efforts of removing land mines and aiding farmers to regain these fields for sustainable and profitable agriculture. Its exciting that both the envirement and empovorished communities benefit from the outreach.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with this fine organization. Not only is the cause fundamentally important, the management staff is unusually capable and dedicated. I think Roots of Peace should be on everyone's list of priority non-profits to support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a person investing in and developing green alternatives, I am eager to support organizations that are not only aiding our world environment ecologically, but socially and humanely. Roots of Peace removes land mines, and aids farmers to grow sustainable profitable crops. The organization also builds schools and soccer fields for the children in these war torn countries.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of this organization last year and was very touched by its story. The bravery, generosity, and passion serve as the foundation to advance the world in a better direction. I have had the honor of speaking with passionate members of this organization and deeply believe in their cause to spread equality of humanity to every corner where breaths do not carry the same life that we as Americans are blessed with.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an excellent organization that has been doing important work for many years. They are devoted and work diligently to further the ends of their project.

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Donor

Rating: 5

great organization and worthy cause helping remove land mines and planting vineyards. They are doing so much for the countries they work with.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The great work done by this organization can only result in a greener, more peaceful world. I highly recommend that if you are going to donate to a great cause, you donate to this organization, and contribute to the cause of planting trees and orchards, and the removal of landmines.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is a internationally significant organization. RoP addresses a very sensitive subject that effects the economies of where it participates in the world in a very personal way. The removal of land mines and replacing them with profitable crops has 2 profound effects: 1) it clarifies the commitment we offer to a safe and valued country and people 2) RoP goes a step further and transforms that land in to something profitable and renewable. RoP is a great step towards diplomacy in Afganistan.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Roots of Peace (RoP) began in 1997 to remove landmines from war-torn countries, and help farmers plant sustainable, profitable crops. Since then, nearly 1,000,000 trees and grape vines have been planted.