The Roots of Peace improve each step of the agricultural value chain. They introduce farmers to new methods and technology, improve export marketing techniques, and create strategies for ramping up food exports to lucrative overseas markets.

As a result, they have helped export nearly 160,000 metric tons of fruits, nuts, and spices valued at more than $350 million to international markets, impacting more than one million farmers and families.

His Excellency Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General announced his support for Roots of Peace: “You have turned mines into vines by replacing the seeds of destruction with the seeds of life…and you have shown the world that even with modest beginnings, a partnership backed up by persistence can make a real difference.”

Roots of Peace is the world’s most vulnerable farmers and traders, removing the remnants of war and restoring agricultural productivity and prosperity.

Princess Angelika Jarosławska of Poland and Roots of Peace founder/CEO Heidi Kuhn have announced a partnership to take action in the wake of troubling landmine-related news out of Ukraine: that landmines have been planted along the refugee pathways out of Ukraine, maiming and killing innocent children.

Both were in attendance at this week’s FORBES 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi, and decided to partner for immediate action amid news that landmines are being planted by Russian forces in the Ukraine along a ‘human corridor’ that was legally designated for safe refugee evacuation. This dishonest and immoral war crime has littered Ukrainian soil with newly planted landmines, unexploded ordnances, and other deadly explosive remnants of war.

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