Category: agriculture

More on Vetiver and Soil and Water Conservation

Francis Shaxson, a well know British soil conservationist, once said that one needed a process of “stealth” to get small farmers to use soil conservation practices. You will have sensed, in some of my previous posts on the subject of…

Carbon Sequestering – the Role of the Vetiver System

I have written before about Vetiver’s potential for sequestering atmospheric carbon at high levels.  Here is an abstract of a recent, 2013  study, “Efficient C sequestration and benefits of medicinal vetiver cropping in tropical regions” by Munnu Singh, Neha Guleria , Eranki V….

1ST PHILIPPINE CONFERENCE ON VETIVER, MARCH 5-7, 2014 AT THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA. — THE VETIVER SYSTEM AND ITS MANY ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

International experts from The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) led by Dr. Paul Truong,  together with local end-users will share their knowledge on  the economic value and numerous applications of the Vetiver System that are responsive to environmental mitigation needs over…

Flood control, groundwater recharge and erosion control. The Vetiver System can mitigate all three at the same time.

The Guardian has an interesting article by George Monblot titled “Drowning in Money: the untold story of crazy public spending that makes flooding inevitable”. In summary he links the huge amount of money that is spent in the United Kingdom on…