December 1, 2019
The Vetiver System (VS), originally known as the
Vetiver Grass Technology (VGT), is a low-cost, simple technology employing live vetiver plant for
soil and water conservation and environmental protection. VS is a very practical, inexpensive, low
maintenance and very effective means of soil erosion and sediment control, water conservation, and
land stabilization and rehabilitation. Being vegetative, it is also environmentally friendly.
Initially held in disdain by farmers, and often dismissed asnothing but a weed until His Majesty the King of Thailand sensedits agricultural potential vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash) at one time enjoyed a long life of relative anonymity.However, after the King became aware of its natural properties andstudied its agricultural relevance, vetiver was, and still is, referred toas “miracle grass”.
Farmers’ Perception On The Role Of Vetiver Grass In Swc In Southwest Ethiopia: The Case Of Tulube Peasant Association, Metu District — Tekalign Negash Terefe
A Social Investment Opportunity For Rural Communities In Improving Land Degradation Using The Vetiver System — Roley Nöffke