For those who understand and have witnessed the significant benefits and impact of Vetiver System (VS) applications, are often perplexed that the technology is still unknown by many potential users despite global promotion efforts. Degradation of soil and water is...Read more
When not stabilized and protected, fly ash dumps, associated with coal fired power generation plants, are serious health hazards due to heavy metals (Zn, Pb, Cu, Ni, Cd, and As) in the fly ash dust and associated dumpsite leachates. These...Read more
China – Vetiver Research and Development. Recently Liyu Xu, China Vetiver Network Coordinator, sent me the digital text (in English) of a book published in 2003 relating to the title of this post. It contains useful information and data from 1988...Read more
The Thai Royal Family have promoted handicrafts for many years, and took the lead in the 1990s to introduce fine handicrafts made from vetiver grass. The Royal Development Projects Board of Thailand continues to promote vetiver for handicrafts and provides training courses at very low cost. Other countries such as India, Brazil, China, Grenada and Venezuela have followed with some excellent handicraft programs…
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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.