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VETIVER FOR STEM BORER CONTROL OF RICE

Twenty counties in China’s Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces are planting vetiver as an ecological engineering method (trap crop) for the control of two stem borer species – Chilo suppressalis (striped stem borer) and Sesamia inferens (pink stem borer). The results are very encouraging and…

TVNI — A new on line FORUM

TVNI — FORUM.  – We have set up a new discussion forum (embedded in TVNI website) www.vetiver.org/flux. At the same time we have closed down the two Vetiver Google groups as they were not used much and had become fragmented. The…

A Basis for Action: PPBES Report – Worsening Worldwide Land Degradation Now ‘Critical’, Undermining Well-Being of 3.2 Billion People

Press release from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – March 2018 – see: https://www.ipbes.net/news/media-release-worsening-worldwide-land-degradation-now-%E2%80%98critical%E2%80%99-undermining-well-being-32 “Rapid expansion and unsustainable management of croplands and grazing lands is the most extensive global direct driver of land degradation, causing significant loss…

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…