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What will happen in Afghanistan as British and other forces leave? What will fill the inevitable gap that follows? Is there an initiative that can deliver economic hope for its people and some possibility of a successful future?


Plant for Peace has a solution.  We are delighted to welcome its founder James Brett, to talk about how they are working to provide food security and sustainable development to rural areas.


Determined not to allow the sacrifices made in Afghanistan to be wasted, the team at Plant for Peace works with both the commercial and philanthropic communities to give local people the knowledge and tools to grow and market a viable product and receive an economic benefit for doing so.


In 2007 James Brett ran into a field of poppies and persuaded a startled farmer to consider growing pomegranates instead. Since then remarkable success has been achieved.


The objectives of Plant for Peace are nothing less than to create a functioning rural economy and provide a livelihood to local communities through the distribution and sale of products in the developed world. As a result of agreements already in place, products will begin to appear in stores in the UK and elsewhere within months.


Read more about what Plant for Peace does here.

Entry to this event is free. James will speak at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

November 26 2014


Date: November 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ United Kingdom

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