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SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) – Important possibilities for the Vetiver System

Some of the oldest Vetiver System applications are on the Pacific Islands (Fiji) and the Caribbean (St Vincent and the Grenadines). These island states in development jargon are known as SIDS. Most of the SIDS are very small and are…

Vetivernews #1  – Vetiver and Climate Change — A newsletter from Colombia

Claudio Ruben Daza Jimenez and his company, VetiverCol, have been working with the Vetiver System for many years and is an important and well proven vetiver business in Colombia.  We encourage vetiver based companies to share their work, experience and…

The Vetiver System: A toolkit for community-led, climate change adaptation

This article is the first in what will be an occasional series of articles on the Vetiver System for community-led, climate change adaptation. Subsequent articles will try and focus more on specific challenges faced by communities, and successful examples and…

VETIVER GRASS: AN EXCITING TECHNOLOGY FOR TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WORLD-WIDE

Jeremy Berkoff is a development economist with more than forty years experience in consultancy, government and international agencies. His specialities are water resources and agriculture. For eighteen years he worked for the World Bank. Since 1994, he has been an independent…

“Compost and Vetiver System”

IICA Webinar “Bioremediation in water and soils in Venezuela”. – Oswaldo Luque presented in Spanish “Compost and Vetiver System” Oswaldo Luque who has been working with vetiver Grass Technology in Venezuela for over 30 years. The use of vetiver as…

Results of the iNaturalist Vetiver System Project Competition

In January 2021, The Vetiver Network International (TVNI, www.vetiver.org) set up a Vetiver System community project on the iNaturalist website, a social network to help map and share observations of species around the world.  Although its core focus is on…

Certificates of Technical Excellence

Certificates of Technical Excellence. TVNI provides two types of certificates that recognize individual or company expertise in various applications of the Vetiver System. Details about this certification, lists of those certified, and an application form are at a completely revamped…

Vetiver System Short Video Competition with Cash Awards (NOTE SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31 2022)

A Short Video Competition with the theme “Vetiver System – A Climate Smart Technology” has been jointly organized by the Office of Royal Development Projects Board (ORDPB) of Thailand and The Vetiver Network International (TVNI). Cash AWARDS totaling US$8,000  Purpose:…