Operation: Farms Not Arms

Peace Accelerators—a New York City-based 501(c)(3)nonprofit—spreads global peace through long-term, community-driven projects. Operation ‘Farms Not Arms’ aims to reimagine the future of food with the people who need it the most.

Together with refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon we are co-designing a scalable model for self-sufficient, sustainable agricultural ecosystems that will:

  • help local refugees achieve food self-sufficiency.

  • educate the community on modern and sustainable agriculture techniques.

  • create income-generating opportunities.


Our Team

Designers, Peace Activists, and Urban Agriculturists

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Jehane Akiki

Design Strategist

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Christopher Salata

Peace Visionary

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Aaron Hymoff

Design Strategist

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Simon Roberts

Urban Agriculturist

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Manon Otto

Design Strategist

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Susanna Choe

Partnership Extraordinaire

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Gabriel Hernandes Solano

Design Strategist

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Henry Gordon-Smith

Agriculture Systems Designer

 

Special Contributors

 
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Laura Humes

Copy Editor

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Marcus Johnson

Video Editor

 

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