The Vetiver Network International

The Vetiver Network International

Proven & Green Environmental Solutions


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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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 negative impacts...

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1000 new technical and journal papers related to Vetiver applications

Dr Paul Truong has put effort into gathering and sorting 1000 newly published papers related to Vetiver grass application in different categories. These materials are from recent technical conferences or published in high-ranking journals. They  can be accessed and downloaded...

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TOP MONTHLY TVNI WEBSITE DOWNLOAD: The MANUAL ON THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF VETIVER GRASS (in Spanish) MANUAL SOBRE EL USO Y MANEJO DEL PASTO VETIVER (Chrysopogon zizanioides). This handbook/manual created by Julio Alegre Orihuela Ing. Agrónomo, MS, Ph.D  in...

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The author of this post, Tho Ngo, works with an expanding group of Vietnamese farmers, who over the past few years have created much interest, both in Vietnam and globally, with regard to embedding the Vetiver System into Vietnamese farms,...

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Women from Kerala (India) weave a solution to the region’s climate woes

Vetiver, as a grass, is well known in Kerala, particularly for its medicinal uses. Also there are some farmers in Kerala who have traditionally used vetiver on their farm boundaries for soil conservation purposes.  The organic spice unit 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’. ….

Vetiver Monthly Newsletter – June 2022

This newsletter is the first of a series of that I will attempt to write once a month dedicated to some of the more interesting ideas and activities that surface on social media and from various other sources. I find it exciting and heartening to read about various innovative global VS activities, often taking place under difficult conditions, as well as the many new ideas and developments that surface from time to time. I have always said that if vetiver will grow at a location, then there is no end to what the user can do with it – it’s all about need, design, architecture, innovation, and motivation


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 informed TVNI that HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand (TVNI’s Patron)  will give and present a special trophy to the overall winner of the best short video competition. Videos must be submitted by OCTOBER 31, 2022 (this date has been extended from August 31).

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