Category: Network News

VETIVER GRASS: AN EXCITING TECHNOLOGY FOR TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WORLD-WIDE

Jeremy Berkoff is a development economist with more than forty years experience in consultancy, government and international agencies. His specialities are water resources and agriculture. For eighteen years he worked for the World Bank. Since 1994, he has been an independent…

Certificates of Technical Excellence

Certificates of Technical Excellence. TVNI provides two types of certificates that recognize individual or company expertise in various applications of the Vetiver System. Details about this certification, lists of those certified, and an application form are at a completely revamped…

Vetiver System Short Video Competition with Cash Awards

A Short Video Competition with the theme “Vetiver System – A Climate Smart Technology” has been jointly organized by the Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) of Thailand and The Vetiver Network International (TVNI). Cash AWARDS totaling US$8,000  Purpose:…

The Vetiver System – its Research and Development in China

This book, first published in 2003 by Liyu Xu and his China Vetiver Network colleagues, is now issued as a second edition, following editing by Liyu Xu and Paul Truong. The book with photos, remains a very useful account of the…

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…