Holistic Management Textbook (Book)

Holistic Management Textbook (Book)

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Holistic Management: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of resources. Livestock grazing is not the problem; it’s how we graze livestock. 

Holistic Management: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment outlines Savory's paradigm-changing vision for reversing desertification, stemming the loss of biodiversity, eliminating fundamental causes of human impoverishment throughout the world, and climate change. The long-anticipated new edition is written for new generations of ranchers, farmers, eco and social entrepreneurs, and development professionals working to address global environmental and social degradation. 

An introduction to Holistic Management

Holistic Management is a systems-thinking approach for managing resources developed by Savory decades ago after observing the devastation of desertification in his native Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Properly managed livestock are key to restoring the world’s grassland soils, the major sink for atmospheric carbon, and minimizing the most damaging impacts on humans and the natural world.


Holistic Management: A Commonsense Revolution to Restoring Our Environment is a must-have for anyone managing land; you'll gain a valuable perspective on your ability to have a real, lasting impact on our planet for generations to come. 

The Holistic Management textbook is used in conjunction with the Foundations Online Courses, you can purchase access to those courses HERE.

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Donna W.

This is the Future

Indepth, insightful and inspiring. This is the past and it is the future of land care.

Lynda H.
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Lots of great information.

Rolf K.
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I find the book inspiring. It has a good balance of theoretical concepts and practical application