The Vetiver Network International

Category: agriculture

The Role of Vetiver Grass Technology for Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Health

The Vetiver Grass Technology has impacted tens of thousands of small, and often poor, farmers in many parts of the tropical and semi-arid regions of the world. Vetiver hedgerows can create change over a very short period. ….  Quote from…

Disaster Prevention, starting in family farms, in the Parish of La Carolina, County Ibarra, Ecuador – A Project Concept

Piet Sabbe is the owner/operator of Vetiver Consult Ecuador. He is has 30 years of hands on experience using vetiver for eco-restoration. He was also the winner of the 2022 Vetiver Short Video competition with his movie “Vetiver on Contour…

TVNI 2023 AWARDS

Amongst eight winners of TVNI Awards at ICV7 ( 2023) Mohammad Shariful Islam  of  Bangladesh was awarded Vetiver Champion for promoting Vetiver Grass Technology to communities and for the public good. A full list of awardees follow: Vetiver Champion –…

Sustainable land Management and Climate Smart Credit (TVNI – NL-2023-05)

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…

Vetiver Hedges Provide Crop Insurance Against Extreme Weather Events (TVNI – NL-2023-04)

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…

Vetiver and Regenerative Agriculture and It Symbiosis with Other Plants (TVNI – NL-2024-0324-

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),…

The Winners of the King of Thailand Vetiver Awards 2023 (ICV-7) and Certificates of Excellence

THE KING OF THAILAND  VETIVER AWARDS – THE SIX WINNERS (abstracts of all submitted papers at this link) OUTSTANDING RESEARCH Agricultural Application Title:  Application of Vetiver Grass Vetiveria zizanioides as a Trap Plant for Controlling Rice Stem Borer Chilo suppressalis…

Vetiver and Waste Water Treatment in Hawaii (TVNI – NL-2023-02)

NEWS UPDATE ICV7.  It looks as though everything is on track. Nongpun Kolosolak and her team at the Office of Royal Development Projects Board are working hard at organizing the conference that will be held in-person and online. The Registration…

Vetiver Grass Technology and the Knowledge Gap (TVNI – NL-2023-01)

The Vetiver Knowledge Gap Most of those who read this newsletter fit cozily within the family of vetiver users around the world who when sharing information are most often “preaching to the choir” – not that we mind!  We have…