Roots of Peace has over 1,000 Vietnamese farmers cultivating high value crops on former war-torn lands.
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Vietnam
In Quang Tri Province, Central Vietnam, 80% of the farmland remains contaminated with bombs dropped during the Vietnam War.
Roots of Peace is working with MAG to clear the Unexploded Ordinance (UXO). Once the land is free of UXO, ROP will work with the Vietnamese government to provide technical training and resources.
Scrap Metal Collectors in Vietnam; A Dangerous Way to Earn Money
Many impoverished Vietnamese search for unexploded bombs to sell for scrap metal—a dangerous task that has injured many.
Roots of Peace is helping Vietnamese farmers increase their incomes by assisting them with high value crops like cacao and coffee so they won’t have to search for bombs.
Roots of Peace – Improving Livelihoods in Vietnam
Roots of Peace is working to improve the livelihoods of impoverished Vietnamese farmers by providing training in sustainable agriculture, subsidized fertilizer and seedlings, and economic opportunity.