The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) is a global network of users, researchers and developers that promote and share information relating to the Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT). VGT has multipurpose applications (collectively known as the Vetiver System) relating to many different aspects of soil and water management. VGT is a “climate smart” technology applicable at any scale, is low cost, and has a relatively easy learning curve.
Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a non-invasive plant with adaption to a large range of climates and soils, and can amongst others: (1) reduce soil erosion and rainfall runoff, rehabilitate land and reduce flooding, (2) stabilize and protect soil related infrastructure such as roads, bridges, canal/river/levee banks, (3) decontaminate polluted land and water (mining, wastewater, industrial/urban effluent), (4) be used directly for forage, mulch, biomass, handicraft material, and aromatic oil, and (5) other environmental benefits including improving soil fertility, providing habitat to wildlife and insects, and sequestering atmospheric CO2.
Network Services comprise a collection of information relating to TVNI operations and support to the public and VGT users to facilitate the better understanding of the technology and its application. The core of these services is the Document Center that stores past VGT information and data, all of which are downloadable. This and other services are listed below with links to service specifics.