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Vetiver amd Climate Change (TVNI – NL-2022-08)

Climate Change Current, climate change related, extreme drought, heatwave and flood events are having a devasting impact on us all. The agricultural sector is especially impacted, particularly small and vulnerable farmers. The Vetiver System can help prevent/reduce some of the…

TVNI Technical Advisors – Ethiopian Research (TVNI – NL-2022-07)

TOP MONTHLY TVNI WEBSITE DOWNLOAD: The MANUAL ON THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF VETIVER GRASS (in Spanish) MANUAL SOBRE EL USO Y MANEJO DEL PASTO VETIVER (Chrysopogon zizanioides). This handbook/manual created by Julio Alegre Orihuela Ing. Agrónomo, MS, Ph.D  in…

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:…

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 Grass – “The Community Plant – The People’s Plant”

I wrote the following blog in 2006.  It is interesting that at that time we had quite a clear vision as to how vetiver grass could be used to help rural and poor communities. There are no quick fixes –…