Roots of Peace has over 1,000 Vietnamese farmers cultivating high value crops on former war-torn lands. Continue reading
A dangerous way to earn money—collecting scrap metal in the Quang Tri Province, Central Vietnam.
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.
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.
The goal of this project is to sustainably improve livelihoods, and to insure that this generation can move forward—free from the memories of war.
Roots of Peace is working to improve the livelihoods of impoverished Vietnamese farmers by providing:
- Training in sustainable agriculture
- Subsidized fertilizer and seedlings
- Economic opportunity
Tucker Kuhn, Country Director in Vietnam, and Ryan Loughlin, videographer and volunteer, give us an inside view on their work on this Skype video interview. From making friends with Vietnamese staff, to seeing the progress of farmers, you’ll see photos of our agricultural program in action.
Adriana Dakin interviews Tucker Kühn and Ryan Loughlin, who are working in Vietnam on the ROP Sustainable Horticulture and Agriculture Development project (SHADE) in Binh Phuoc. During the interview, the ROP approach and upcoming video training series are discussed.