The Vetiver Network International


MAP YOUR VETIVER LOCATION COMPETION. This competition closed on March 31. The leaders Vetiver TT (Trinidad and Tobago), Tho Ngo (Vietnam), and Vetiver GT. Ingeneria-Viva- (Guatemala) are listed in the attached image from the iNaturalist site. We audited the first three (excluding Grimshaw – ineligible to compete) and found all to have a few deficiencies. They have been asked to update and correct. These will be then checked again and the winners announced by the end of April




MARCH 31, 2022 DEADLINE: VETIVER PLANTING LOCATION MAPPING – CASH PRIZE COMPETITION. TVNI will award three prizes: 1st Prize US$500, 2nd prize $300 and 3rd prize $200 to those persons who add the greatest number of Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT) application sites to iNaturalist by March 31 2022. Go to to see what locations have already been entered. Take a look at the “Journal” to see the details. Please try and find some time to add even one or two entries as this all helps others to know where vetiver is being grown and used. It is easy to join iNaturalist and there is no cost involved. TVNI Board members are ineligible from participating for the prizes.


  1. Login to
  2. Register with iNaturalist
  3. GO to Vetiver Systems community
  4. In the green “about” box click on “project journal” for information about the competition
  5. On top menu bar, right hand side, click on “upload “
  6. Drag and drop vetiver photo to the upload page
  7. Then complete the information in the various data “fields”. Note you need to be able to identify the exact location on the map, or at least close to it.
  8. Then click on “Submit 1 Observation”
  9. Then add another observation ……!

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  • Hello,
    I just get involved with Vetiver 10 years ago, not knowing nothing about the important development in the world.
    We farm in Chaco region of Argentina,
    I wonder to know who to contact in order to prepare a planting machine to seriously increase the area we have at this point in time.
    Please address me to the right contact

  • Even tho the competition is closed, I’ll add an observation of vetiver grass growing nearby.

    Just a heads up; I can still log into this site ( even if the the ‘I am not a robot’ box is left un-ticked.

    • Yes, please keep adding to the iNaturalist – we set the community project up to record for history the location of vetiver applications! Should be useful for many potential users, researchers.