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Up-Scaling Vetiver Grass Technology Using the Internet (TVNI-NL-2024-02)

Up-Scaling Vetiver Grass Technology – Using the Internet One important reason, amongst others, why Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT) is not used more widely is that not enough people know about the plant and its many applications. We have to do…

Vetiver and Permaculture (TVNI-NL-2024-01)

This month’s newsletter gives some focus to vetiver, and its role as a potentially important component in permaculture practices, regenerative agriculture and the restoration of degraded lands, particularly in tropical and semiarid areas of the world. Those who know intimately…

Vetiver Grass Technology at Scale and at a Landscape Level. (TVNI-NL-2023-12)

    Under current policies and practices, the process of restoring the health of soils and the Global Hydrological Cycle (both are critical to plant growth, and the very survival of plants and animals (including Homo sapiens!), is going to…

Stiff Grass Hedgerows (Barriers) and Contour Cultivation are Key to Watershed Improvements

TVNI, as a knowledge based organization, has a primary goal of promoting the Vetiver System (VS) across several economic and natural resource sectors. It is possible to do this because of the unique character of Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) that…

Vetiver Grass Regenerative Farming Training in Lela Village, Siaya County, 2023

RAPPORTEUR –Notes taken by Pauline Saris, program coordinator ACTIVITY OVERVIEW Sustainable Village Resources (SVR) is a registered CBO in Kenya. We work with marginalized stay at home communities whose main livelihood depends on the small pieces of land they own….

Vetiver Hedge Spacing, Commercial Applications and News from Latin America (TVNI-NL-2023-11)

Vetiver Hedge Spacing. Effects of initial spacing on Vetiver hedgerow closure at 24 months, demonstrating that establishing a functional Vetiver hedgerow requires that the Vetiver be planted close together. Photo courtesy of Dr. P.K.Yoon (1993) In writing the first article…

7th International Vetiver Conference & Soil Health (TVNI – NL-2023-06/07)

Table and links to all ICV7 related papers The Seventh International Vetiver Conference was successfully held in Chiang Mai, Thailand between the dates of 29 May and 1 June 2023. The Conference commemorated His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great’s…

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 –…