The Vetiver Network International

The Vetiver Network International

Proven & Green Environmental Solutions

ICV-7 Virtual Attendance: here are the links

  The 7th International Conference begins tomorrow morning, 29 May, at 9:30 am, Bangkok time (GMT +7) with the Opening Ceremony. As of this writing it is still uncertain if the Opening Ceremony will be live-streamed or if it will...

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VETIVER NEWSLETTER — MAY 2023 NEWS UPDATE A lot of hard work is going into the organization of ICV7 that starts on May 29th. We must thank in advance Mrs. Nongpun Meechuen for the extraordinary effort that she and her...

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ICV7 – May 29 – June 1, 2023 Updated Schedule

SCHEDULE FOR THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VETIVER (ICV–7) Chiang Mai, Thailand, 29 May – 1 June 2023 Monday 29 May 2023: Opening Ceremony 09.30 – 09.40 hrs. WELCOMING CEREMONY o  Welcoming address by Mr. Jim Smyle, President and Chairman...

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CYCLONE FREDDY – VETIVER HEDGEROWS AS CROP INSURANCE?? This cyclone has in the past month devastated Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi. A quote from AP … “About 4 million people — a fifth of Malawi’s population — were already facing food...

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NEWS UPDATE The King of Thailand Vetiver Awards. The six winners of these awards were announced in early March. Congratulations to the  winners from China (Feng Ziyuan and Zhiongxian Lu), Kenya (Edwin Oyaro), Mexico (Antonio Carrillo Bolea), USA (Eric Wiediger),...

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The Latin American Vetiver Network 1st Latin American Workshop on Vetiver Handicrafts Coordinator: Oswaldo Luque Master Handicraft Instructor: Marbella Rivas H. First Session: Friday, 17 March 2023 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (GMT -4) Activity: Begin Chicken Egg Basket...

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Featured posts of special interest

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

This article is the first in what will be an occasional series of articles on the Vetiver System for community-led, climate change adaptation. Subsequent articles will try and focus more on specific challenges faced by communities, and successful examples and experiences that well illustrate how and why the VS “toolkit” has proven a useful option for end users and communities in search of solutions.


The third announcement (updated)  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 Board (ORDPB).


The King of Thailand Vetiver Awards – abstracts of all submitted papers at this link

Vetiver Grass – A Hedge Against Erosion – a farmer’s handbook  about vetiver grass farm applications authored by John C. Greenfield, and first published 35 years ago is now available as a free down load in BENGALI, SWAHILI , INDONESIAN  ,CHICHEWA (Malawi) and VIETNAMESE.  Reads well on a smart phone. Go to Manuals/Guides for versions in other languages

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

Vetiver System for Sustainable Regeneration
Video by Marietta Landis – Panama

Vetiver on Contour Lines in the Farm and in the Landscape
Overall winner of the Vetiver Short Video Competition
Piet Sabbe – Ecuador (English version)
Spanish version

Vetiver Grass – Community Use in Urban Areas
Video by Alois and Maria Kennerknech of Peru