News and Opinion

Vetiver Grass Technology – some random observations

Without soil and water there will be no photosynthesis and no life on this planet. Both are becoming degraded and in short supply globally — Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT) can improve both and deserves government focus and support.” agriculture, climate change, erosion, forage, plant, slope…

ICV7 Postponed

TVNI has been informed by the Chaipattana Foundation ­– the ICV7 organizer and host in Thailand — that due to the COVID-19 pandemic ICV-7 will be postponed until 2021. The specific dates are, as yet, under consideration. They will be…

Haiti — Vetiver Latrine update by Roger Gietzen

In 2016 while doing community development work in a rural farming region in Haiti, I became aware of the serious sanitation problem.  Open defecation is the norm and diseases such as Cholera are active.  The locals suggested building a single community latrine…

Sharing Vetiver Projects on iNaturalist — NEW PROJECT

Goals of The Vetiver Network International (TVNI) include creating a worldwide community of vetiver enthusiasts, raising awareness about the many benefits, and tracking vetiver projects. Our facebook group has become a wonderful resource for many of you and we are proud of…

TVNI-WEBINAR 1 – EMBEDDING VETIVER GRASS TECHNOLOGY INTO FARM SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS SCALES UNDER “TROPICAL” and “SEMI-ARID” CONDITIONS

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Apr 12, 2021 01:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time  (6.00 AM Pacific Standard Time) Topic: TVNI-WEBINAR 1 – EMBEDDING VETIVER GRASS TECHNOLOGY INTO  FARM SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS SCALES UNDER “TROPICAL” and “SEMI-ARID” CONDITIONS…

TVNI Website Upgrade

After nearly 30 years of use TVNI’s website is being completely overhauled by a professional company, Global Green of Vietnam. The new site will be based on a WordPress platform and should be up and running by the end of…

7th International Conference on Vetiver (ICV7)

There is no new information on the postponed ICV7. With the surge in  COVID infections  even a date in 2022 for the conference is unlikely.  We will keep you informed when new information is received.