In November, Roots of Peace Founder/CEO, Heidi Kuhn, travelled to Vietnam on behalf of our work to replace minefields with thriving pepper orchards. While there, she was interviewed for an international VTV1 television news program. The 45-minute segment aired this morning to 90 million viewers.
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.
Project Overview Target Location: Quang Tri Province & Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam Agricultural Output: Black pepper, cacao, cashew, coffee Funding: $400,000 from anonymous donor + $75,000 from Skoll Foundation = $475,000 Total Project Description Recovered bombie from Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam Over 30 years since the Vietnam War ended, the country of […]