The Vetiver Network International

The Vetiver Network International

Proven & Green Environmental Solutions

“Compost and Vetiver System”

IICA Webinar “Bioremediation in water and soils in Venezuela”. – Oswaldo Luque will be presenting in Spanish “Compost and Vetiver System” Date: May 18, 2022, Caracas time 10 am , GMT 14.00. Those people interested in participating should register https://iica.zoom.us/…/register/WN_7JwlSZK7QC2TUkZzUxHkzQ. Personas que...

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Results of the iNaturalist Vetiver System Project Competition

In January 2021, The Vetiver Network International (TVNI, www.vetiver.org) set up a Vetiver System community project on the iNaturalist website, a social network to help map and share observations of species around the world.  Although its core focus is on...

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Certificates of Technical Excellence

Certificates of Technical Excellence. TVNI provides two types of certificates that recognize individual or company expertise in various applications of the Vetiver System. Details about this certification, lists of those certified, and an application form are at a completely revamped...

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Vetiver System Short Video Competition with Cash Awards

A Short Video Competition with the theme “Vetiver System – A Climate Smart Technology” has been jointly organized by the Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) of Thailand and The Vetiver Network International (TVNI). Cash AWARDS totaling US$8,000  Purpose:...

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Propagating Vetiver Grass – some practical advice from southern Spain

Recently a state-owned, Surinamese company that is involved in the mining of minerals and ores reached out to TVNI to locate a supplier for Vetiver Grass and inquire about what they might expect should they establish their own nursery.  Dave...

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Vetiver Grass Technology – Ecological Engineering in Pest Management for Rice in China.

On March 1, 2022 TVNI hosted a webinar (#5): Vetiver Grass for the Control of Stem Borer of Rice in China. The Guest speaker, Dr. Zhongxian Lu, professor and head of crop insect pest management at the Institute of Plant...

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Featured posts of special interest

Vetiver Roots - The Hidden Half

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’. ….

India - Coal Flyash Dump Successfully Stabilized with Vetiver Grass

The Bokaro Power Supply Company at Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, India, protected 8000 m2 of fly ash using vetiver grass under the design of Pradeep Kumar, managing Director of Biostarts Ventures of Kolkata. The project was executed by Jagan Singh of Bokaro Steel City.


MAP YOUR VETIVER LOCATION COMPETITION — RESULTS. The winners of the competition are: First: VetiverTT (Trinidad and Tobago); Second: Tho Ngo (Vietnam); and Third: Vetiver Ingeniería Viva (Guatemala). Special mentioned: Russel Jardiolin (Philippines); Lata Hailu (Ethiopia); and Evan Millwood (Australia).

VETIVER SHORT VIDEO COMPETITION. The Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) of Thailand has agreed to award a special trophy to the overall winner of this competition – more details to follow.

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