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Nobel Peace Prize nominee Heidi Kuhn, was prominently featured on AlJazeera TV

The esteemed founder of Roots of Peace and a recent Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was prominently featured on AlJazeera TV.

Her appearance came during her visit to Azerbaijan, where she took part in the 3rd International Conference on Mine Action. This recognition underscores her relentless dedication and the global impact of her work.

Join us in celebrating this significant achievement and the powerful message it sends about the importance of mine action and peacebuilding.


For the past 25 years, Roots of Peace has worked in war-torn countries around the world to remove the remnants of war, landmines, and unexploded ordinances, and restore the land to rebuild peaceful communities for generations to come.

More than 500 million smallholder farming households across the world live on less than $2 a day. Building a sustainable, regenerative source of income that gives families livelihoods and stability is one of the most pressing issues to be addressed in post-conflict countries. With the help of Roots of Peace, farmers are addressing the key challenges to increased income by applying modern technology and farming techniques that result in increased yields and sustainability.

The Roots of Peace “Mines to Vines” approach has impacted over one million farmers and families. By removing landmines and the remnants of war, Roots of Peace frees land held hostage by unrest. In Afghanistan, it has facilitated the export of fresh fruits, nuts, and spices to markets around the world, contributing to the increase in Afghan agricultural exports from $250 million in 2014 to over $1.4 billion in 2020. Roots of Peace’s award-winning methodology is rooted in building a business model for peace: providing market-driven solutions tailored to rural communities in war-torn lands and serving as a catalyst for industry-wide development across the world.

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