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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2023

The Vetiver Knowledge Gap Most of those who read this newsletter fit cozily within the family of vetiver users around the world who when sharing information are most often “preaching to the choir” – not that we mind!  We have...

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PIET SABBE — OVERALL SHORT VIDEO WINNER

The overall winner of the Vetiver Short Video competition (following a poll on TVNI facebook group) is Piet Sabbe of Ecuador. He was closely Marietta Landis of Panama followed by Marietta Landis of Panama, and Alois and Maria Kennerknech of...

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Workshop: Protecting water resources in Cu De river, Da Nang, Viet Nam

Recently, Vietnam Vetiver Network (VNVN) has cooperated with the Da Nang Department of Natural Resources and Environment to hold a workshop about “Protecting water resources in Cu De river basin and promoting initiatives to reduce water pollution based on the...

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THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VETIVER (ICV7)

The third announcement has been made on the ICV7  website  for this conference, to be held in Chiang Mai Thailand from May 29 to June 1 2023, organized  by the Chaipattana Foundation & the Office of the Royal Development Projects...

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Latin American Vetiver Network – New Coordinator

Congratulations and thank you to Rafael Luque of Venezuela who has volunteered to coordinate this important Regional Network. Rafael has been involved with the Vetiver System for about 20 years and has a great depth of knowledge regarding its application....

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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2022

SEASONS GREETINGS  I take this opportunity to wish you all our Season’s Greetings, and may you all benefit from Vetiver Grass Technology, and in doing so, share what you know with others, in and outside of your community. I also...

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Featured posts of special interest

The Vetiver System: A toolkit for community-led, climate change adaptation

This new book by Dr. Paul Truong provides a wealth of information on the function and unique role of the roots of vetiver grass that allow for a wide range of environmental mitigation. A review quote ….. Excellent read and photos. Packed with information from ‘new user’ to ‘scientific’. ….

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE

The success or failure of Vetiver System applications depends on the quality of application and the knowledge, experience and competence of the person(s) undertaking the design and application of the work. TVNI set up a system of certification to recognize technical excellence at two levels.

TVNI & COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRAINING  MANUAL
This manual prepared by Robinson Vanoh is very comprehensive, and should be particularly useful for tropical countries.

2023 THE VETIVER NETWORK INTERNATIONAL NETWORK AWARDSThree sets of Awards will be given with total value of US $3,750. For details of Awards, eligibility, and process got to this link

The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) promotes the worldwide use of the Vetiver System (VS) for a sustainable environment particularly in relation to land and water. The Network is a global network of individuals, groups, communities, entrepreneurs, and social organizations working together. The “networking” part is all voluntary – no managers and no remuneration! TVNI is an effective non-profit environmental organizations and has impacted tens of thousands of people at  all levels of society. The VS provides significant economic, environmental and social benefits. VS is now used in most tropical and semi-tropical countries, north to Italy and south to Chile.  Based on research and demonstrations through TVNI “partners,” including research institutions, development agencies, NGO’s and the private sector, VS has expanded from a technology primarily for farm soil and water conservation to include important applications for: infrastructure stabilization and protection; the treatment of contaminated land and water; and other socio-economic uses including as a material resource for handicrafts.

TVNI history, achievements and time line presentation