Category: Network News

New Website and “News and Opinion” page

Welcome to TVNI’s new website designed by Green Global of Da Nang, Vietnam. The team, led by Hoang Nhat Truong, has done a terrific job for which we are truly grateful. We now have a fully secure website that has…

Madam Zhang of Fuzhou, China.

  Liyu Xu, China Vetiver Network Coordinator, reported the recent death of Madam Zhang who was an early pioneer of vetiver for bioengineering applications in China.  I met her in 1997 at a Vetiver workshop that was held in Fuzhou,…

Vetiver System

The “Vetiver System” depends on the multi-purpose use and application of a very unique grass, vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides), which is a non invasive species found in most tropical and semi-tropical counties. Initially (1980s) the World Bank promoted its use…

Vetiver Grass – The Community “Glue” Pot.

Looking back some 20 years when John Greenfield (this years Norman Hudson Award winner) first introduced vetiver grass technology to India, and thereby initiating the renaissance of the technology, its use and application has far exceeded our original hopes and…

The Fourth International Conference on Vetiver (ICV4)

In October 2006 ICV4 was hosted by Fundacion Polar in Caracas, Venezuela. The conference was graced with the presence of the Vetiver Network’s Patron, H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand. It was indeed a memorable conference, well attended and…

Vetiver System Applications – A Technical Reference Manual

TVNI announces the web publishing of a new manual in English, authored by Paul Truong, Tran Tan Van and Elise Pinners. This 134 page manual describes all the important applications of the Vetiver System, drawing on research data and actual…

Tales from Madagascar

It is always good to start the new year with some good news about vetiver. We know it is difficult to get things done in Africa, but Criss Juliard’s account from the field in Madagascar gives hope that when a…

Vetiver Systems Applications – Technical Reference Manual

People are always asking me for an updated manual on Vetiver Systems Applications.  Well here it is, some 100 pages of “how to” based on 20 years worldwide experience that culminated in Vietnam.  The manual was originally written as a…