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Facilitating The Regeneration of Grasslands

Grasslands are vast landscapes that have the capacity, if properly managed, to address some of humanity’s most urgent challenges such as water and food insecurity, poverty, and climate change.

Currently, grasslands are desertifying at alarming rates.

Holistic Management of grasslands results in the the regeneration of soils, increased productivity and biological diversity, as well as economic and social well-being.

13
of the Earth's land surface is grasslands
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70%
of the world’s grasslands have been degraded

9
million hectares regenerating

as a result of Savory’s large-scale implementation of Holistic Planned Grazing

Large-Scale Regeneration through

Holistic Management

Holistic Management uses decision-making and planning processes that give people the insights and management tools needed to work with the web of complexity that exists in nature: resulting in better, more informed decisions that balance key social, environmental, and financial considerations. In the context of the ecological restoration of grasslands worldwide, managers implement Holistic Planned Grazing to properly manage livestock – mimicking the predator/prey relationships in which these environments evolved.

Savory Global: A thriving community working to advance Holistic Management

Demonstrate Success

The Savory Institute equips land managers with innovative tools and curricula and conducts research on the ecological, social, and financial outcomes associated with Holistic Management. This research is used to inform policy discussions on issues such as climate change, land stewardship, and food security. The Institute continues to enhance its knowledge through its own practical learning site, the West Bijou Ranch, located in Colorado, USA.

Equipping Farmers and Entrepreneurs

The Savory Global Network, comprised of Savory Hubs, Accredited Professionals, and Regenerating Members, advocates, trains, and supports land managers around the world to regenerate land in their own context through Holistic Management.

Influencing Markets

Savory Institute’s Land to Market program, deployed by the Savory Global Network, is the world’s first outcome-based, verified-regenerative sourcing solution. The program connects conscientious brands, retailers, and consumers directly to supply derived from land that is verified to be regenerating.

Accredited Hubs

Savory Hubs are locally owned, led and managed initiatives across the globe, offering Holistic Management consulting and training services, on-going support, accreditation, state-of-the-art content and tools, and access to the land, networks and funding resources necessary to create a local impact.

Hub Candidates

Organizations or individuals chosen to participate in a vetting and application process in order to become a Savory Hub.

Special Projects

Special Projects are partnerships with aligned organizations, with the intention of building capacity and proof of concept in key strategic regions. Special Projects may evolve into Hubs once capacity is built and local leadership developed.

“We would like to see people come and help us help ourselves.”

-Zulukama Wool Revolution

In the Maasai Mara, Mara Beef is preserving wildlife by making livestock more economically viable.

Your Support Grows the Movement

The Savory Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose efforts are driven by the generous support of donors like you. Whether you’re a conscious consumer, a forward-thinking Foundation, or an organization that supports holistic solutions, your support can make the world of a difference towards regenerating grassland ecosystems across the globe.

On average, $30 allows the Savory Global Network to influence 100 acres of land as regional Hubs train farmers, ranchers, and pastoralist communities in their local context.