Category: disaster mitigation

Coastal defenses in Guyana

It is interesting to see that the Government of Guyana after some prodding will look at the possibilities of using the Vetiver System for strengthening its coastal sea defenses  (See).  There are many countries that have depended on mangrove as…

TREES DO NOT STOP EROSION … VETIVER DOES

Billions of dollars and billons of hours of labor have gone into reforestation in poor countries – most has been wasted and the results are very limited. Trees by themselves do not stop erosion.  Once a forest is established after…

MORE ON VETIVER AND FORESTRY

There is an old pineapple plantation in Thailand that was abandoned and completely denuded.  The Royal Development Project Board used the area as an example of how Vetiver System could be used as the primary tool for forest regeneration.  The…