“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
Allan Savory works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world. He is the pioneer of Holistic Management, the resource management philosophy that the Flocchini family has applied at Durham Ranch for over 25 years. In 2007, the Flocchini family spent an incredible week with Allan and his wife Jody at Dimbangombe Ranch in Zimbabwe where the African Centre for Holistic Management is headquartered. Take a few minutes and listen to this TED talk with Allan. You will be surprised at the findings and what can actually save the planet from desertification… it’s not what you might think!
Allan Savory is the Founder and President of the Savory Institute. Click here to learn more.