The Vetiver Education & Empowerment Project (VEEP) was created to introduce vetiver grass to Paramin to help solve many major issues such as slope stabilization, erosion, and to help with soil and water conservation in agriculture. Once the project began, it was discovered that vetiver grass actually used to exist in Paramin long ago. But over time, the knowledge got lost and almost all vetiver was killed off using chemical herbicides by those who where unaware of its value. Among those who have memory and knowledge about this unique plant, it is commonly called by its local name...
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