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VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2022

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 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2022

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 negative impacts…

1000 new technical and journal papers related to Vetiver applications

Dr Paul Truong has put effort into gathering and sorting 1000 newly published papers related to Vetiver grass application in different categories. These materials are from recent technical conferences or published in high-ranking journals. They  can be accessed and downloaded…

VETIVER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – JULY 2022

TOP MONTHLY TVNI WEBSITE DOWNLOAD: The MANUAL ON THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF VETIVER GRASS (in Spanish) MANUAL SOBRE EL USO Y MANEJO DEL PASTO VETIVER (Chrysopogon zizanioides). This handbook/manual created by Julio Alegre Orihuela Ing. Agrónomo, MS, Ph.D  in…

 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,…

Women from Kerala (India) weave a solution to the region’s climate woes

Vetiver, as a grass, is well known in Kerala, particularly for its medicinal uses. Also there are some farmers in Kerala who have traditionally used vetiver on their farm boundaries for soil conservation purposes.  The organic spice unit of 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,…

KENYA’S “MAMA VETIVER”

Jane Wegesa Fraser coordinates the Kenya Vetiver Network. She leads by “doing”.  Jane is one of the founders of PLUS-Kenya, a Kenya NGO now in operation for more than 10 years. From inception she has proven to be the powerhouse…

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…