Holistic Management and Adaptive Grazing: A Trainers’ View


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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 on data gathered from educators in American and Canada (two of whom are affiliated with Savory Global), who have trained farmers and ranchers, the authors conclude that Holistic Management represents systems thinking in practice.

Mann, Carolyn and Kate Sherran. 2018. “Holistic Management and Adaptive Grazing: A Trainers’ View.” Sustainability 10(6), 1848. doi:10.3390/su10061848

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