Category: water

Vetiver protects latrines and provides privacy hedge in Haiti

Millions of dollars are being spent on improving public sanitation.  Most is expensive and will only reach just a few communities – those living in rural areas get little or no help. Even in most cities in the developing world…

WHY, WHY, WHY??

WHY, WHY, WHY, don’t those responsible for public works protection and maintenance use the VETIVER SYTEM ? Since 2000 the Vietnamese provincial governments have been testing and using the Vetiver System, at large scale, for highway (Ho Chi Minh Highway)…

VETIVER AND COLD TOLERANCE.

Paul Truong, TVNI’s Technical Director has updated information relating to the tolerance of vetiver to cold. His slide presentation – COLD TOLERANCE OF VETIVER – should be of interest to users who live in areas of hot summers and cold winters –…

Restoring Our Watershed

Restoring Our Watershed is an organization in Costa Rica that is working with Communities to restore the degraded land and groundwater in northwest Costa Rica.  The heart and soul of its strategy is empowering families to control erosion and capture…

A Basis for Action: PPBES Report – Worsening Worldwide Land Degradation Now ‘Critical’, Undermining Well-Being of 3.2 Billion People

Press release from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – March 2018 – see: https://www.ipbes.net/news/media-release-worsening-worldwide-land-degradation-now-%E2%80%98critical%E2%80%99-undermining-well-being-32 “Rapid expansion and unsustainable management of croplands and grazing lands is the most extensive global direct driver of land degradation, causing significant loss…

CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM FOR VETIVER INITIATIVES

We welcome the initiative of the Vietnam Vetiver Network for setting up a crowdfunding platform for global vetiver initiatives. Vietnam is a coastal state, three quarters of which is made up of low mountains and hilly regions. An average of 10 typhoons and tropical depression hit…