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1299 Fourth St
Ste 200

San Rafael
California 94901
USA
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Programs: Roots of Peace (RoP) currently has programs in Afghanistan, Croatia, and Angola and in the past also in Iraq and Cambodia. In Afghanistan we are demining and working with rural grape, nut, and pomegranate farmers, international produce traders, and students to re-establish a thriving agricultural sector in the decimated, war-torn countryside. RoP has programs with rural vintners in Croatia to demine and then rejuvenate or rebuild their vineyards so that they can again provide for their families with the produce from their farms. In Angola we are clearing landmines from critical access corridors used by elephants to migrate between ranges in northern Botswana and prime wildlife regions in Angola and Zambia. After the land has been cleared of landmines, an eco-tourism program is being developed through a partnership with Conservation International.

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Roots of Peace (RoP) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in San Rafael, California. RoP was founded in 1997 with the mission to rid the world of landmines by transforming toxic minefields into thriving farmland. Our vision of turning "Mines into Vines" seeks to restore the promise of hope and prosperity to afflicted communities throughout the world.
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04/01/14
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 ... more »
04/30/09
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... more »
04/29/09
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... more »
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