The Vetiver Network International

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Critical Info and Data are in these Newsletters!

Vetiver Network News Letters from 1990-2002 This compilation of newsletters created from the originals, the latter were authored by Jim Smyle, Joan Miller, and Dick Grimshaw, record the research and development of the Vetiver Grass Technology following its introduction by…

Vetiver Grass Technology at Scale and at a Landscape Level. (TVNI-NL-2023-12)

    Under current policies and practices, the process of restoring the health of soils and the Global Hydrological Cycle (both are critical to plant growth, and the very survival of plants and animals (including Homo sapiens!), is going to…

Stiff Grass Hedgerows (Barriers) and Contour Cultivation are Key to Watershed Improvements

TVNI, as a knowledge based organization, has a primary goal of promoting the Vetiver System (VS) across several economic and natural resource sectors. It is possible to do this because of the unique character of Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) that…

Vetiver Hedge Spacing, Commercial Applications and News from Latin America (TVNI-NL-2023-11)

Vetiver Hedge Spacing. Effects of initial spacing on Vetiver hedgerow closure at 24 months, demonstrating that establishing a functional Vetiver hedgerow requires that the Vetiver be planted close together. Photo courtesy of Dr. P.K.Yoon (1993) In writing the first article…

Vetiver Hedges Provide Crop Insurance Against Extreme Weather Events (TVNI – NL-2023-04)

CYCLONE FREDDY – VETIVER HEDGEROWS AS CROP INSURANCE?? This cyclone has in the past month devastated Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi. A quote from AP … “About 4 million people — a fifth of Malawi’s population — were already facing food…

Role of Vetiver in Mitigating Climate Change, Flood Control, and Drought (TVNI – NL-2022-11)

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 Systems for Disater Mitigation and Pollutioncontrol from Landfills (TVNI – NL-2022-09)

The Seventh international Conference on Vetiver – ICV7  VETIVER FOR SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION: In Commemoration of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great This long-delayed conference is now firmly scheduled from May 29 – June 1, 2023, in Chiang…

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…

 VIETNAM VETIVER FARMERS GROUP ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH VETIVER SYSTEM SOLUTIONS.

The author of this post, Tho Ngo, works with an expanding group of Vietnamese farmers, who over the past few years have created much interest, both in Vietnam and globally, with regard to embedding the Vetiver System into Vietnamese farms,…

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,…