Science Library

The Science Library includes technical papers documenting the results achieved with Holistic Management, case studies, profiles, white papers and photos that tell the stories behind the data, plus papers and articles by Allan Savory.

Holistic Management Overview

Read full paper: “Holistic Management Overview” Summary:  The Savory Institute empowers people to properly manage livestock by teaching them how to use Holistic Management, connecting

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About Holistic Planned Grazing

Read full paper: “About Holistic Planned Grazing” Summary: Holistic Planned Grazing is a planning process for dealing simply with the great complexity livestock managers face

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Climate: A Restoration Story

Read full paper: “Climate Change, Holistic Soils, and Holistic Planned Grazing – A Restoration Story” Summary: Regenerating the health and productivity of our soils is

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Good Governance (2008)

Read full paper: Good Governance (2008) Summary: Zimbabwe is in trouble having repeated the pattern of other post-independence African states. But consider this: The great castles

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  • Kwon, Ho-Young, et al. “Global Estimates of the Impacts of Grassland Degradation on Livestock Productivity from 2001 to 2011.” Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development, 2015, pp. 197–214., doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19168-3_8. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-19168-3_8
  • Kwon, Ho-Young, et al. “Global Estimates of the Impacts of Grassland Degradation on Livestock Productivity from 2001 to 2011.” Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development, 2015, pp. 197–214., doi:10.1007/978-3-319-19168-3_8. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-19168-3_8
  • Microbial biomass Carbon was lower by half in excluded (no-grazing) plots vs. grazed plots (0.16 vs. 0.37 mg/g)
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  • There was 22% lower SOC/SONitrogen stock in exclosure compared to grazed plots after 15 years (6.7% vs. 8.5%)
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  • Wilson, Chris H., et al. “Grazing Enhances Belowground Carbon Allocation, Microbial Biomass, and Soil Carbon in a Subtropical Grassland.” Global Change Biology, vol. 24, no. 7, 2018, pp. 2997–3009., doi:10.1111/gcb.14070. https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/wiley/grazing-enhances-belowground-carbon-allocation-microbial-biomass-and-T504io4z7N

“The 4 per 1000 Initiative in a Few Words.” The 4 per 1000 Initiative in a Few Words | 4p1000www.4p1000.org/4-1000-initiative-few-words.

Teague, W.R., et al. “The Role of Ruminants in Reducing Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint in North America.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservationwww.jswconline.org/content/71/2/156.full.pdf+html.

Teague, W.R., et al. “The Role of Ruminants in Reducing Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint in North America.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservationwww.jswconline.org/content/71/2/156.full.pdf+html.

Machmuller, Megan B., et al. “Emerging Land Use Practices Rapidly Increase Soil Organic Matter.” Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, 30 Apr. 2015, www.nature.com/articles/ncomms7995.

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