In partnerships with aligned organizations, with the intention of building capacity and proof of concept in key strategic regions, we demonstrate the power of Holistic Management through Special Projects. Currently, we have special projects in the USA, New Zealand, and China, and are beginning work in new regions in 2015. Among our strategic partners we can mention Grasslands LLC, The Nature Conservancy, and Heifer International.
Through a global network of entrepreneurial innovators and leaders committed to serving their regions with the highest standards of Holistic Management training and implementation support, and incubating contextually relevant, holistic solutions to accelerate the needed shifts in decision making and resource management. In the past 3 years, 30 Hubs have been established and nurtured, and we plan to welcome many more in the years to come.
Facilitate Improved Conditions
Informing Policy and Programs
Policies and development programs concerning grasslands and livestock management in many countries are often flawed – and they are a major reason why desertification is expanding so rapidly around the world. The Savory Institute informs policymakers and stakeholders of the need to shift current agriculture and land management policies and programs.
Identifying and Establishing Market Incentives
The Savory Institute works to identify and establish strategies to create market-based incentives to encourage managing holistically to create environmental, economic and social benefits.
Monitoring, Curating, and Coordinating Research
The Savory Institute coordinates and supports comprehensive social, ecological, and financial monitoring and relevant research. We work in collaboration with organizations, scientists, and academic institutions to collect and conduct research that will increase our understanding of how properly managed livestock in the grasslands of the world and managing holistically contribute to increasing biological diversity, increasing soil carbon, and addressing problems such as drought, poverty, hunger, and social violence.
Increasing Public Awareness
The Savory Institute engages many different audiences to change public perception that livestock itself causes the degradation of grasslands. It is actually the way humans manage livestock that is the culprit. This fundamental shift in thinking must happen to drive needed policy and market shifts. Many different key environmental activists and thought leaders are supporting our efforts to increase public awareness such as TED, HRH Prince of Wales, Deepak Chopra, Ian Somerhalder, Hazel Henderson, Gretel Erlich, and Peter Byck among others.