Month: January 2021

Holistic Management Handbook — Now in Spanish!

We are excited to announce that the Holistic Management Handbook (Third Edition), is now available in Spanish. Our thanks go out to our translator and Savory Accredited Professional Guillermo Vila Melo, and to Pablo Borrelli, leader of our Argentinian Hub, Ovis XXI, for managing this project so smoothly. A special thanks to Patricio Podstudensek… Read more »

Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum – Allan Savory Keynote Speech

The following is a transcript of a keynote address delivered by Allan Savory in January 2021 for the Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum.

A condensed radio broadcast of the talk can be found here: https://www.kvnf.org/post/local-motion-allan-savory

Without agriculture, we cannot have an orchestra, church, university, government, army, city, or ANY… Read more »

Managing soils for negative feedback to climate change and positive impact on food and nutritional security

This paper by Dr. Rattan Lal detailing the scope of nature-based climate solutions, including but not limited to grasslands and soils. Findings show that “the soil C sink capacity, between 2020 and 2100, with the global adoption of best management practice which creates a positive soil/ecosystem C budget, is estimated at 178 Pg C for soil, 155 Pg C for biomass, and 333 Pg C for the terrestrial biosphere with a total CO2 drawdown potential of 157 ppm.”

Accelerating regenerative grazing to tackle farm, environmental, and societal challenges in the upper Midwest

This paper provides an overview of opportunities to increase regenerative grazing in the Upper Midwest of the United States, specifically in the Upper Mississippi River Basin (UMRB). With a growing body of research complemented by anecdotal evidence, this approach is increasingly understood to be a “win-win-win” for farmers, society, and the environment.

Regenerative rotational grazing management of dairy sheep increases springtime grass production and topsoil carbon storage

The aim of this study was to determine the mid-term effect of regenerative grazing in Basque country of Northern Spain on soil ecosystem services and evaluate their synergies and trade-offs. Regenerative rotational grazing achieved 30% higher springtime grass production and 3.6% higher topsoil carbon storage than conventional rotational grazing.