The Vetiver Network International

Category: disaster mitigation

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Piet Sabbe – Overall Winner of the Short Video Competition

The overall winner of the Vetiver Short Video competition (following a poll on TVNI facebook group) is Piet Sabbe of Ecuador. He was closely Marietta Landis of Panama followed by Marietta Landis of Panama, and Alois and Maria Kennerknech of…

VETIVER SHORT VIDEO COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS BY CATEGORIES

We are pleased to announce the results of the competition. Some excellent and interesting videos. Listed by category (1= First, 2= Second), and with links to the respective video. (#=Video ID) Community (total entries – 7) 1 Alois Kennerknecht/ ALKE, Peru. Vetiver…

2023 — THE VETIVER NETWORK INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Three sets of Awards will be given with total value of US $3,750: The Vetiver Champion Award. This Award will be given in recognition of an individual’s impact at the country or regional level in promoting Vetiver Grass Technology to…

Vetiver Systems Applications in the Caribbean (TVNI – NL-2022-10)

  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERECE — Oct 25 – 26, 2022. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. I was able to participate virtually for parts of this conference, organized by IAMovement and The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago. The…