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Vietnam Vetiver Network _ VNVN is a for – purpose organization, established since 1999 by Mr Ken Crismier. From 2001 to 2011, this position was handed over by Dr. Pham Hong Duc Phuoc (Nong Lam University) and Dr. Tran Tan Van (Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources). In 2011, the coordinator post was assigned to MSc. Tran Van Man.

VNVN has below functions:

  • Apply and develop Vetiver System’s applications for protection against erosion and landslides for highways, river banks, canals; preventions from sandstorms for coastal areas; application in agriculture (moistening and increasing soil fertility); treatment of contaminated soil/water; and other applications of grass.
  • Consult and provide Vetiver technical instructions.
  • Provide suggestions to state administrators and policymakers on measures to mitigate natural disasters, protect infrastructure, promote sustainable agriculture, and treat pollution.
  • Support and encourage scientists in the fields of construction, transportation, irrigation, agriculture, and other related fields to further study Vetiver technologies.