Category: climate change

Vetiver Roots – The Hidden Half.

  This new book by Dr. Paul Truong provides a wealth of information on the function and unique role of the roots of vetiver grass that allow for a wide range of environmental mitigation. Paul Truong, TVNI’s Technical Director, has…

“RIDGE TO REEF – A CRITICAL ROLE FOR VETIVER GRASS” – A QUICK FIX?

The tropical island watershed conservation “Ridge to Reef” concept is a popular strategy for reducing soil erosion and sediment/pollutant movement from the upper watersheds to populated coastal areas and in-shore waters. Ridge to Reef programs could be accelerated and be…

Transitioning Tropical Nations’ Economies towards Sustainable Survival

The Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT) contribution Climate instability and pollution have created considerable environmental, economic, and financial difficulties for tropical countries to the point that some are facing a very uncertain future, unless their economies begin transitioning to towards Sustainable…

Carbon Sequestering

Do you know that 1 ha of fast growing young poplar trees produces from 10 – 25 tons of dry wood per year, this is equivalent to 18 to 45 tons of sequestered carbon per year – say on average…

More on Vetiver and Carbon Sequestering

It is important to take into consideration that vetiver “plants” are in reality “clumps of plants”. When you plant 8 plants per meter to form a hedge, over the growing season in a year, those original 8 plants grow into…

Climate Change — Carbon Sequestering — Biofuel — Vetiver System

With initial support from the World Bank, the VETIVER NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, is addressing one of the world’s major problems: SOIL EROSION. https://www.vetiver.org Vetiver grass technology was introduced successfully in many tropical areas on all continents. Due to the hard work and…