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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2023

The Vetiver Knowledge Gap Most of those who read this newsletter fit cozily within the family of vetiver users around the world who when sharing information are most often “preaching to the choir” – not that we mind!  We have…

VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2022

SEASONS GREETINGS  I take this opportunity to wish you all our Season’s Greetings, and may you all benefit from Vetiver Grass Technology, and in doing so, share what you know with others, in and outside of your community. I also…

VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2022

Climate Change, Flood Control, and Drought – The Problem Persists and can be overwhelming. This photo, from a November 15 Guardian Newspaper article by Rahul Raina  (‘In Delhi I can see the climate catastrophe unfolding before my eyes’ | Delhi…

VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2022

  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERECE — Oct 25 – 26, 2022. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. I was able to participate virtually for parts of this conference, organized by IAMovement and The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago. The…

Zimbabwe – A partnership for soil erosion and flood control using the Vetiver System

This post by Graham Dabbs (Igoda Farm) and Bruce Clegg (The Malilangwe Trust) describes a pilot program of soil erosion and flood control on unprotected farmland adjacent to an important wildlife conservancy in the lowveld of Zimbabwe. The conservation work,…

The Role Vetiver System can play in helping to achieve Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) “Vision 2050”

Robinson Vanoh and his company, Eagle Vetiver Systems Ltd, is the leader in Vetiver System (VS) applications in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Robinson is also a Board member of TVNI with special responsibilities for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in…

Vetiver Grass Technology – Ecological Engineering in Pest Management for Rice in China.

On March 1, 2022 TVNI hosted a webinar (#5): Vetiver Grass for the Control of Stem Borer of Rice in China. The Guest speaker, Dr. Zhongxian Lu, professor and head of crop insect pest management at the Institute of Plant…

The Vetiver Education & Empowerment Project (VEEP) Model. 

For those who understand and have witnessed the significant benefits and impact of Vetiver System (VS) applications, are often perplexed that the technology is still unknown by many potential users despite global promotion efforts. Degradation of soil and water is…