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The Winners of the King of Thailand Vetiver Awards 2023 (ICV-7) and Certificates of Excellence


(abstracts of all submitted papers at this link)


  • Agricultural Application

TitleApplication of Vetiver Grass Vetiveria zizanioides as a Trap Plant for Controlling Rice Stem Borer Chilo suppressalis in China.

Author(s) : Zhongxian Lu, Yanhui Lu, Xusong Zheng, Guangchun Gao and Hongxing XuAffiliation: Institute of Plant Protection and Microbiology, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Country: PR China

  • NonAgricultural Application

Title : Using Vetiver Phytoremediation Technology to Mitigate Dioxin – -Contaminated Soils at Bien Hoa Airbase, Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Author(s): Ngo Thi Thuy Huong1, Nguyen Quoc Dinh2, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao3, Vu Thi Lan Anh4
Affiliation  : 1Faculty of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Phenikaa University, Yen Nghia, Ha Dong, Hanoi. 2External Engagement Office, Phenikaa University, Yen Nghia, Ha Dong, Hanoi. 3Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Van Quan, Ha Dong, Hanoi. 4Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Duc Thang, Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi.
Country      : Vietnam


  • Dissemination and Technology Transfer

Title: Comprehensive Miniaturized Sewage Treatment Technology

Author(s) : Ziyuan  FENG
Affiliation : Guangzhou Vetiver Ecological Scientific & Technology co., ltd.
Country :  PR China

  • Application of the Vetiver System

Title :  Application of the Vetiver System for Landfill Leachate Disposal in the United States

Author(s) : Eric Wiediger and Brad Granley
Affiliation: Leachate Management Specialists, LLC
Country: USA


  • Onfarm Applications and Socioeconomic Impacts

Title :  The Green Latrine: A Low Cost Sustainable Sanitation Solution for Rural Settlements (A Case Study of a Pilot in a Household Setting in Busia, Kenya)

Author(s) : Edwin Oyaro1, Dr. Nicola Greene1, Henock Belete2
Affiliation : 1Opero – Services, 2Finish Mondial
Country :  Kenya

  • Disaster Mitigation or Environmental Protection

TitleClimate Risk Reduction and Soil Conservation Tool for Agriculture: Keyline Vetiver Hedges Minimum Standard V.1.3

Author(s)  : Antonio Carrillo Bolea
Affiliation : Estampa Verde NGO
Country : Mexico



  • Agricultural Application
  1. Reversing Soil, Water, Carbon and Nutrient Losses on Sloping Farmland: A Field Experience with Vetiver Technology and Usual Practice in Southeastern Nigeria

Author : Effiom E. Oku
Affiliation: Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja, Nigeria, West Africa
Country: Nigeria

  1. Study the Factors of Decision to Grow Vetiver Grass Among Farmers in the Northern and Northeastern Regions

Author(s) : Isariya Meesing
Affiliation: Research and Development for Land Management Division, Land
Development Department
Country: Thailand

  • Nonagricultural Application
  1. Vetiver System with Engineering Enhancement for Slope and Coastal Stabilization

Author(s): Apiniti Jotisankasa1, Krairoj Mahannopkul2, P. Chaisri3, K. Warnset4, K. Kittiwatsopon5, A. Sukpunya6, D. Taworn7, Teerapat
Sirirattanachat7 and N. Hunsachainan1
Affiliation : 1Department of Civil Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok. 2Engineering Division, Marine Department, Ministry of Transport 3Department of Rural Roads, Kanchanaburi  4Green Ground Solutions, Ltd, Bangkok 5Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 6Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited, Bangkok 7Department of Highways, Bangkok
Country : Thailand

  1.  Root Architecture, Root Biomechanical Properties and Root Reinforcement of Two Contrasting Vetiver Species for Slope Stabilisation Laboratory Investigation of Vetiver Root Reinforcement for Slope Protection

Author(s) : Suched Likitlersuang1* and Trung Nghia Phan2
Affiliation : Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Country : Thailand

  1.  Vetiver-Enhanced Microbial Fuel Cell for Household Wastewater Treatment, Electricity Generation, and CO2 Sequestration

Author(s) : Tanapon Phenrat*, Jesada Lawan, Siriwan Wichai, Choopong Chuaypen, and Saranporn Kirdkoh
Affiliation : Naresuan University (Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medical Science, and Naresuan University International College)
Country : Thailand


  • Dissemination and Technology Transfer
  1. Networking for Long Term National Vetiver System Development in China

Author(s): Liyong Xu and Liyu Xu
Affiliation : China Vetiver Network
Country : PR China

  1.  Vetiver System Dissemination in Myanmar

Author(s) : Than Than Sein
Affiliation : Myanmar Organic Growers and Producers Association
Country : Myanmar

  • Application of the Vetiver System
  1. Vetiver System (VS): An Option to Consider in the Achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Organization

Author(s) : Rafael Luque Mirabal
Affiliation : Vetiver Antierosión, C.A.
Country : Venezuela

  1. Vetiver Biofilter System (VSB) Experiences in the Control of Soil and Water Contaminants in Industrial Areas in Venezuela from 2001 to 2022

Author(s) : Oswaldo Luque
Affiliation : Inversiones Luque M C.A.
Country : Venezuela


  • Onfarm Applications and Socioeconomic Impacts
  1. Promoting and Dissemination of Information about Vetiver System Technology Applications across The South Pacific Islands

Author(s)  : Robinson Vanoh
Affiliation : Eagle Vetiver Systems Limited
Country : Papua New Guinea


  1. Vetiver for the Welfare & Happiness of the People

Author(s): Dumrassiri Thiramgom
Affiliation : Sufficiency Life Farm, Phetchaburi
Country : Thailand

  1. Application of Vetiver Grass for Highland Environmentally Friendly Agricultural Development Planning, Nan Province

Author(s): Naphachart Karnthavong, Arnat Thikhwan, Chawalit Sutthakhet, Moon Nonil and Pedcharada Yusuk
Affiliation: Highland Research and Development Institute (Public Organization), Suthap Road, Chiangmai

  • Disaster Mitigation or Environmental Protection
  1. Participation of Asian Graduate Students for Geo-information Project-based Learning: Designing Analysis Framework of Degraded Areas for Implementing Vetiver Grass to Support Restoration

Author(s) : Yaowaret Jantakat1, Pongpun Juntakut2, Pradeep Kumar Shresth3, Chomphak Jantakat4 and Vaneeporn Srisaal1
Affiliation : 1Department of Information and Communication Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima 2Department of Civil Engineering, Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Nakhon Nayok 3Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchwok Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, 44618 Nepal 4Department of Business Management, Vongchavalitkul University, Nakhonratchasima
Country : Thailand


  1. Ritthiya Wannalai 2: Inheriting His Majesty’s Philosophy to Sustainable Development According to the Sustainable Development Goals : SDGs To Develop the Water Ecosystem Area in the School

Author(s) : Rungrod Dachachuy
Affiliation : Rittiyawannalai 2 School, Bangkok
Country : Thailand

The 6 winners will receive the awards (prize money of US$ 2,500 each and certificates) from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Patron of The Vetiver Network, on His Majesty the King of Thailand’s behalf, during the Opening Ceremony of the Seventh International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-7) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. With the support from the Chaipattana Foundation, the recipients of the awards will have the honor to present their papers in the Conference and be covered with the cost of participation at ICV-7 as well as the international travel between their home country and the conference venue and accommodation during the conference period. (The Office of the Royal Development Projects Board will contact the winners in details)

The 14 recipients of the Certificates of Excellence will receive the certificates from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during the Opening Ceremony of the Seventh International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-7) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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