Category: agriculture

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…

VETIVER GRASS: AN EXCITING TECHNOLOGY FOR TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WORLD-WIDE

Jeremy Berkoff is a development economist with more than forty years experience in consultancy, government and international agencies. His specialities are water resources and agriculture. For eighteen years he worked for the World Bank. Since 1994, he has been an independent…

“Compost and Vetiver System”

IICA Webinar “Bioremediation in water and soils in Venezuela”. – Oswaldo Luque presented in Spanish “Compost and Vetiver System” Oswaldo Luque who has been working with vetiver Grass Technology in Venezuela for over 30 years. The use of vetiver as…

Results of the iNaturalist Vetiver System Project Competition

In January 2021, The Vetiver Network International (TVNI, www.vetiver.org) set up a Vetiver System community project on the iNaturalist website, a social network to help map and share observations of species around the world.  Although its core focus is on…

Vetiver Grass Technology – Ecological Engineering in Pest Management for Rice in China.

On March 1, 2022 TVNI hosted a webinar (#5): Vetiver Grass for the Control of Stem Borer of Rice in China. The Guest speaker, Dr. Zhongxian Lu, professor and head of crop insect pest management at the Institute of Plant…

The Vetiver System – its Research and Development in China

This book, first published in 2003 by Liyu Xu and his China Vetiver Network colleagues, is now issued as a second edition, following editing by Liyu Xu and Paul Truong. The book with photos, remains a very useful account of the…

Vetiver Cold Tolerance Trials

Vetiver is known for its versatility and tolerance to a wide variety of environmental conditions including drought, flooding, fire, poor soil, salt, and contaminants, making it a great choice for bioengineering applications in many areas of the world.  As a…

The Vetiver Education & Empowerment Project (VEEP) Model. 

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…