The Savory Institute is on a mission to regenerate the grasslands of the world and the livelihoods of their inhabitants, through Holistic Management. We launched in July 2009 by Allan Savory, Daniela Ibarra-Howell and others to accelerate the worldwide spread of Holistic Management through an international network of entrepreneurs and leaders.
Newly accredited Savory Hub Pampa Oriental will lead in the republic of Uruguay implementing Holistic Management and Land to Market programs to farmers and partners, while the MGAP will support through aligned efforts and policies.
PAMPA ORIENTAL liderará en la República Oriental del Uruguay la implementación de los programas de Manejo Holístico y Land to Market (Tierra al Mercado) del Savory Institute para productores y socios, mientras que el MGAP apoyará a través de esfuerzos y políticas alineadas.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061848 Summary:The authors avoid the usual debates on whether or not Holistic Management, Holistic Planned Grazing (or its many derivatives) work, and focus instead on the contribution of both to managing complexity. Holistic Management’s biggest acknowledged contribution to the grazing world is (arguably) its emphasis on adaptivity, strategic decision-making, goal-setting and complexity. Based… Read more »
South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council completed this study over a 6-year period (2010-2016) comparing the Africa Centre for Holistic Management’s land at Dimbangombe under Holistic Planned Grazing (HGP), to nearby communal areas where HPG was not practiced. The researchers concluded that HPG yields positive long-term effects on ecosystem services (soils and vegetation) and points… Read more »
Full article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jas/skx060 Summary:This paper is a literature review on the ecological impacts of grazing, and finds that where managed properly (employing a “whole-systems approach” and “adaptive, goal-directed grazing methods”) livestock are essential to ecosystem service sustainability and improvement. This helps, for example, to enhance water infiltration, reduce erosion, increase plant biomass, improve nutrient cycling… Read more »
Full article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsfs.2020.0027 Summary:This paper argues that the infusion of holistic decision making into the practice of planned grazing, or “regenerative ranching,” results in a suite of ecological, economic and social benefits that are the main factors keep adherents on the regenerative path. Climate change mitigation is only a ‘co-benefit’ or after-thought. Regenerative ranching, say… Read more »
Holistic Management (HM) is a decision-making framework based on triple bottom line thinking and a proactive approach to managing complexity. Primarily associated with an approach to managing livestock, it has spurred long running and still unresolved debates in rangeland ecology and management. Less studied are the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of HM, which… Read more »