Allan Savory suggests that desertification of the world's grasslands is the immediate cause of poverty, social breakdown, violence, cultural genocide -and a significent contribution to climate change. In the 1960s, while working in Africa on the interrelated problems of increasing poverty and disappearing wildlife, he made a significant breakthrough in understanding the degradation and desertification of grassland ecosystems. After decades of study and collaboration, thousands of managers of land, livestock and wildlife on five continents today follow the methodology he calls "Holistic Management"…



> A. Savory & Ch. Reij "Just planting trees ?" :

> Africa Centre for Holistic Management :

> Savory Institute :