Category: slope stabilization

Madagascar – Vetiver System Promotion

Yoann Coppin is a young Frenchman living in Madagascar who is committed to the commercial promotion of the Vetiver System.  His work is excellent and the quality of application cannot be faulted – the KEY to success is PROPER application…

Madagascar – Vetiver System in Action

Yoann Coppin has a Vetiver business in Madagascar. Below is a short note from him describing some of the problems and solutions. Yoann has an excellent photo gallery where you can see images of his work. As in other applications the cardinal…

Vetiver System for Slope Stabilization in Haiti

I thought I would add some pictures to show how that road slopes could be fixed with vetiver using an example from the aftermath of the 1990 Lucon earthquake (7.8) situation in the Philippines that left the highway cut and…

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…

Vetiver System for Extreme Slope Stabilization – Part 1

There are situations where slopes are so steep, where rainfall is so intense, and where the soils are so fragile that applying the Vetiver System by itself will not work.  There are many such instances, and many occur in urban…

Vetiver System for Extreme Slope Stabilization – Part 2

Following part 1 above, here are two images of the Congo Brazzaville work 12 months after planting.  One of the problems is the use of the gully as a rubbish dump, mass dumping will bury the Vetiver!  Community awareness work…