Category: erosion

THIS IS ALL THAT IT TAKES!

John Greenfield has asked us to share his note “Poverty Alleviation Using the Vetiver System in Tropical Developing Countries“.  John has years of experience in development agriculture in the tropics and semi tropics, and has strong views on why soil…

CONSERVATION MARKETING

For a number of years we have seen an increasing number of small farmers selling vetiver planting as a commodity to other farmers, construction companies, local governments, and to landscapers.  As an example, Roley Noffke of Hydromulch, South Africa, has…

Indonesian environmental volunteers embrace the Vetiver System

agriculture, climate change, disaster mitigation, erosion, health, Network News, slope stabilization, urban, wastewater, water Vetiver System has been used in Indonesia for at least 20 years, and in particular the East Bali Poverty Project used VS for a number of effective applications.  Other groups and companies have used VS…

Vetiver as a livestock forage

Liyu Xu, Vetiver Coordinator for China, has been promoting the Vetiver System for 20 years, and continues to provide us with feedback on the use of vetiver in south China.  Most of the areas that he personally is involved with…