Category: climate change

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…

Vetiver – The Great Carbon Sink

The more I look at Vetiver grass and its remarkable characteristics the more the plant makes sense as possibly the world’s best carbon sink for atmospheric carbon when grown in the warmer climates. Just looking at the root system tells…

Copenhagen

Looks as though nothing will come out of the talk at Copenhagen – few believed otherwise. In the mean time we have in the Vetiver System a very small piece of the solution to mitigate climate change. So lets get…

Vetiver System and Coffee Production

I see that we have new members who are interested in using VS for supporting coffee production on steep land. For others who may be interested vetiver has proven very effective in Ethiopia for reducing erosion and rainfall runoff. Note like wine…

International Vetiver Conference 2011 (ICV5) – Vetiver and Climate Change

The Fifth International Vetiver Conference (ICV5) has now completed in Lucknow, India.  The conference was well attended and some interesting papers and experiences were exchanged.  The individual power point (pdf format) presentations and papers submitted are available for viewing and downloading. It is…

Vetiver System – Biomass Fuel

A paper from ICV5 by Bo Huang describes how vetiver has been used to stabilize highly fractured slopes in south China.  This in itself makes interesting reading.  The paper also describes how vetiver biomass residue from these protected slopes has been used…