Savory Institute Enters an Agreement with Uruguay Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries

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.

The Savory Institute (SI), an International, US based, non-profit, announced that it has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Uruguay Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries (MGAP) to collaborate in advancing their common mission of regenerating grasslands and soil health, enhancing soil carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and the water cycle through the holistic management of the country’s natural resources and the development of aligned policies. 

SI’s local implementation partner in Uruguay is Pampa Oriental, which received accreditation by the institute  to serve as a local Hub for ecological, social and financial regeneration through HM education, training, monitoring, and consulting services, as well as identifying opportunities for producers to enter the Savory Land to Market program for meat, leather, wool, dairy and ecosystem services. 

“The Savory Institute looks forward to working closely with the MGAP and our partner, Pampa Oriental in Uruguay” said Daniela Ibarra-Howell, CEO of the Savory Institute.  “We are confident that with the support and alignment of the MGAP, Pampa Oriental will become a trusted and effective resource for land managers in the country.”

Savory Institute  will co-fund with charitable support the setup of  Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) in four ecoregions and the capacity building of a core team of Accredited Professionals, Verifiers, and monitors.  The EOV methodology measures the tangible regenerative benefits occurring on the land, positioning producers to access the Land to Market marketspace, while also providing valuable data back to farmers to improve their practices.

The Savory Institute is partnering with local organizations worldwide to equip and support a global network of 100 Savory Institute affiliated hubs by 2025 working with farmers, ranchers and pastoralists interested in regenerating their land.  Pampa Oriental was one of the 2019 Hub Candidates which included organizations from Germany, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Colombia, Brazil, and the United States.  

About MGAP: 

The Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) of Uruguay is responsible for the development of the agricultural, agroindustrial and fishing sectors, and in the context of this agreement contributes to protect public health, the environment, and the interest of consumers; promotes insertion in external markets, both regional and extra-regional; promotes and inspects the management and sustainable use of natural resources; and ensures and promotes sustainable rural development, with emphasis on economic, social and environmental sustainability. Additional information can be found at

About Savory Institute

The Savory Institute facilitates large-scale regeneration of the world’s lands through Holistic Management. Together with Savory’s global network of Hubs, the Savory Institute equips farmers and ranchers around the world with education, training, and implementation support to achieve success within their cultural and ecological contexts. Savory Institute also removes barriers and creates enhanced conditions for large-scale progress by informing policy, engaging the marketplace, and increasing public awareness. Savory’s long-term goal is to positively influence the management of 1 billion hectares of grasslands by 2025, thereby contributing to global climate-, water- and food-security. Additional news and information about the organization is available at

About Pampa Oriental

Founded in late 2019, Pampa Oriental is part of the global hub network of the Savory Institute, offering courses and training in Holistic Management to Uruguayan producers, developing large-scale strategic projects, and providing Savory’s E.O.V. * (Ecological Outcomes Verification) in Uruguay.

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The Savory Institute is on a mission to regenerate the grasslands of the world and the livelihoods of their inhabitants, through Holistic Management. Since 2009, Savory Institute has been leading the regenerative agriculture movement by equipping farmers, ranchers, and pastoralist communities to regenerate land within culturally-relevant and ecologically-appropriate contexts.
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