Plant for Peace Foundation (UK) is a registered charity no: 1148602 and is leading the Plant for Peace development strategy 2007 - 2027 in Afghanistan. Plant for Peace Foundation (UK), as the lead Foundation, will establish Plant for Peace Foundations in target areas (such as Afghanistan) and additional independent Foundations, supporting Plant for Peace from other countries. The main aim of all of the Plant for Peace Foundations is to financially support the realisation of Plant for Peace initiatives in selected recipient territories (now Afghanistan).
As Founder of Plant for Peace, James has overseen the development of the Plant for Peace strategy since early 2007.Read More
As Founder of Plant for Peace, James has overseen the development of the Plant for Peace strategy since early 2007. James founded the first commercial pomegranate juice drink in UK and Europe and has developed numerous innovative product ideas including the first Plant for Peace product range from Afghanistan. James passion for change has led him on a remarkable journey determining the Plant for Peace strategy involving all parties such as Tribal Elders, farmers, Taliban, Government of Afghanistan, multinational food companies, donors and Royal families.
James drive and motivation stem from his life’s experiences and his respect for the less fortunate, environment and nature, and understanding the importance of the connection between people and a natural food chain. James conviction has led him to risk his life on numerous occasions to ensure the success of Plant for Peace.
The highlights of General Denaro’s 35 years as a soldier were commanding his Regiment in the first Gulf War, being Chief of Staff of some 44,000 multinational troops during the Balkans conflict, and then becoming Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 3 years.Read More
The highlights of General Denaro’s 35 years as a soldier were commanding his Regiment in the first Gulf War, being Chief of Staff of some 44,000 multinational troops during the Balkans conflict, and then becoming Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 3 years. Until December 2002 he was also the Middle East adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence, a position he held for 6 years.
Born in 1948 and raised in County Donegal, he was educated by Benedictine monks at Downside and commissioned from Sandhurst in 1968 into the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars. As a young officer he spent the majority of his time commanding tank troops with the British Army of the Rhine or involved in operations worldwide with UK Special Forces. He took command of the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars in 1989.
Other military appointments have included commanding an armoured brigade in the transition period following the end of the Cold War, being Chief of Staff British Forces Cyprus and running the Artillery, Air and Special Forces assets within the Ace Rapid Reaction Corps in Germany. His final job was as General Officer Commanding the West of the UK until his retirement in February 2003.
He was awarded the OBE in the Gulf War Honours List and the CBE in the Operational Honours List for the Former Yugoslavia. Since leaving the Army, he has been an adviser to the Crown Prince of Bahrain (2003-2008), and currently advises the courts of HM the King of Jordan and the Heir Apparent of Qatar. He assists a number of British companies involved in the Middle East, and sits on the Middle East Advisory Board in the MoD. He is an Ambassador for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation and a trustee for Plant for Peace, a charity focussing on rebuilding Afghanistan. He is chairman of the board of governors at Moor Park School.
He was a Council member of the Prince’s Trust for 10 years and is an Extra Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales. He is Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Herefordshire.
Chris Garforth is Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development at the University of Reading where his main research expertise is in the analysis of agricultural information and innovation systems, and of farmers demand for and response to information and knowledge.Read More
Chris Garforth is Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development at the University of Reading where his main research expertise is in the analysis of agricultural information and innovation systems, and of farmers demand for and response to information and knowledge. Chris has 35 years experience of research, training, and policy advice in rural contexts in a wide range of countries in Africa and Asia. His high level of drafting and synthesis skills have been demonstrated in both research and consultancy assignments, and in the provision of policy advice. He has managed and coordinated several multi-partner, multi-location research projects. His research, including fieldwork with PhD students, has given him a good level of awareness of issues in the key commodity sectors, ranging from tree crops, to grain staples and livestock. His skills include management of research projects, workshop facilitation and reporting, development of communication strategies, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder analysis, capacity building, and writing concise reports for different audiences. His most recent project experience includes delivering training in consultancy skills for staff of two large development programmes in Nigeria, developing a communication strategy for addressing iodine deficiency disorders in Tanzania, and researching farmers perceptions of climate and farming system changes in China. His experience ranges across a number of different donor groups including World Bank, FAO, DFID, SIDA, DANIDA, and GTZ. He is currently (2010 - 2013) co-ordinating an EU consortium to develop formal and non-formal professional education for rural extension in the Western Balkans.
Rhamis Kent is a consultant with formal training in mechanical engineering (University of Delaware, B.S.M.E. '95) and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design serving as a registered certified Permaculture Design instructor with PRI Australia.Read More
Rhamis Kent is a consultant with formal training in mechanical engineering (University of Delaware, B.S.M.E. '95) and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design serving as a registered certified Permaculture Design instructor with PRI Australia. He also serves as a co-director of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI), a member of Permaculture Sustainable Consulting Pty Ltd (PSC), and on the Supervisory Board of The Netherlands-registered non-profit Ecosystem Restoration Camps.
Rhamis has taught Permaculture Design (formal Certification and short Intensive courses) in Palestine/Occupied West Bank, Greece, Ethiopia, Yemen, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Italy, Spain, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Australia, and The United States (Michigan, California & Vermont). He has also performed additional consultancy work on projects in Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Somaliland, and Western Sahara.
Ulrich's research vision is to effectively use interdisciplinary research, including agroecology and ecological economics, to share the planet's limited resources in a fair and sustainable way.Read More
Ulrich is an agricultural and horticultural economist, based at the research charity Garden Organic, UK. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology at Coventry University, UK. Ulrich has many years experience in academic research, policy and working within practical farms of any size and complexity. He also worked as a Professor at the University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, lecturing organic farming in the School of Economics and Management, and as a farm business consultant during the transition in East Germany and Eastern Europe. Previous academic research was in tropical and subtropical horticulture with projects in Israel and the Philippines.
With a background in investment banking, Nick wanted to do something that he felt was more self-fulfilling. Nick has visited Afghanistan on numerous occasions contributing
to the Plant for Peace Foundation Pomegranate training programme and ...
With a background in investment banking, Nick wanted to do something that he felt was more self-fulfilling. Nick has visited Afghanistan on numerous occasions contributing to the Plant for Peace Foundation Pomegranate training programme and helping with ingredient preparation as a hands-on team member working closely with his Afghan counterparts. A supportive member of the team and a key investor in Plant for Peace Nick is now managing the Plant for Peace family members group and is responsible for the Plant for Peace quarterly newsletter that all our family members receive. If you would like to become a family member of Plant for Peace and receive the Plant for Peace quarterly newsletter then please email Nick@plantforpeacemembers.org to join us on our journey.