What do these three things have in common with Holistic Land Management? What exactly is the power of Holistic Management? What does holistically managed land look like? How can Holistic ranching or farming benefit me financially, my ranch, and my community?
All of your questions will be answered in the illustration below.
The Savory Institute was represented at a recent agriculture and climate change conference in Sacramento, CA. The conference was hosted by C-AGG (Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases). C-AGG’s mission is to be “the leading US multi-stakeholder organization focused on creating voluntary, market-based and incentive-based sustainable agriculture and climate change solutions for farmers, ranchers and society.”
This paper conducted a large-scale on-farm study on five “across the fence” pairs of Holistic Planned Grazing, referred to by the authors as adaptive multi-paddock (AMP) grazing, and conventional grazing (CG) grasslands covering a spectrum of southeast United States grazing lands. Findings showed that the AMP grazing sites had on average 13% (i.e., 9 Mg C ha−1) more soil C and 9% (i.e., 1 Mg N ha−1) more soil N compared to the CG sites over a 1 m depth. Additionally, the stocks’ difference was mostly in the mineral-associated organic matter fraction in the A-horizon, suggesting long-term persistence of soil C in AMP grazing farms.