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Philippines – Farmer Feedback on the use of Vetiver – what they thought of Vetiver in the 1990s

The following are observations by Vetiver) users given  during a 1996 community workshop at Matalom, Leyte, Philippines. Note in this part of the Philippines vetiver is known as “Mura” or “Mora”. (Prepared by , Program Field Coordinator, FARMI, ViSCA, Baybay,…

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…

Black Vetiver – Chrysopogon nigritanus

More on Chrysopogon nigritanus.  I have continued investigations into this species of vetiver – common name ”Black vetiver”. It is found in nearly all sub-saharan African countries generally in association with river flood plain and seasonally flooded areas. For example the peripheral  areas…

THE VETIVER LATRINE

THE VETIVER LATRINE from Roger Gietzen (see: http://www.healthy-mind-body.com/humanitarian/vetiver_latrine.html for details of vetiver latrine design and its construction) “It’s now been three years since I started installing vetiver latrines in Haiti.  For all those who helped me with that project, I want to…

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VETIVER – ICV7 and VETIVER AWARDS

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VETIVER – ICV7 – Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 26-29 2020: UPDATE: SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT — go to this LINK The King of Thailand Vetiver Awards. These prestigious awards relating to the Vetiver System have been awarded, since 1996, every four of five…

The Role of Hedgerows in Agriculture

Woody hedgerows have played a vital role in English agriculture for centuries. Originally planted to primarily demarcate land holdings and to contain livestock movement  and side benefits not fully understood until recently following studies undertaken as a result of alarm…