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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2022

Climate Change, Flood Control, and Drought – The Problem Persists and can be overwhelming. This photo, from a November 15 Guardian Newspaper article by Rahul Raina  (‘In Delhi I can see the climate catastrophe unfolding before my eyes’ | Delhi...

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2023 — THE VETIVER NETWORK INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Three sets of Awards will be given with total value of US $3,750: The Vetiver Champion Award. This Award will be given in recognition of an individual’s impact at the country or regional level in promoting Vetiver Grass Technology to...

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THE KING OF THAILAND VETIVER AWARDS

On the occasion of the Seventh International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-7), which is rescheduled to be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand From May 29 – June 1, 2023, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Chairperson of His Majesty...

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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2022

  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERECE — Oct 25 – 26, 2022. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. I was able to participate virtually for parts of this conference, organized by IAMovement and The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago. The...

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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2022

The Seventh international Conference on Vetiver – ICV7  VETIVER FOR SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION: In Commemoration of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great This long-delayed conference is now firmly scheduled from May 29 – June 1, 2023, in Chiang...

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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2022

Climate Change Current, climate change related, extreme drought, heatwave and flood events are having a devasting impact on us all. The agricultural sector is especially impacted, particularly small and vulnerable farmers. The Vetiver System can help prevent/reduce some of the...

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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.

WEBSITE REGISTRATION .. because of continuing registration by spammers, future registrations will require the following: (a) inclusion of full and correct name and (b) completion of registration by setting up a new password on receipt of webmaster’s email responding to registration. If either of these two requirements are absent, your registration will be automatically be deleted. Registration via Facebook has been suspended.

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 KING OF THAILAND VETIVER AWARDS ….. The submission date for entries for these six awards has been extended to December 31 2022. Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

VETIVER SHORT VIDEO COMPETITION.  34 videos have been sent to five judges for evaluation. Results will be announced early January 2023

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