About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands through Holistic Management to address the global issues of desertification, climate change, and food and water insecurity.

Local Changes, Global Impact

We are on the brink of affecting major change at the landscape level. The Savory Network strategy seeks to influence the management of 1 billion hectares by 2025 through the establishment of 100 Hubs.

100
Global Hubs

Global Impact

Livestock, properly managed, are key to healthy grasslands.

  • HEALTHY GRASSLANDS absorb and store carbon in soils
  • HEALTHY GRASSLANDS teem with water and a biodiversity of species
  • HEALTHY GRASSLANDS provide nutritious, healthy foods
  • HEALTHY GRASSLANDS create economic abundance for farmers and ranchers

History

1960's

Holistic Management

In the 1960's, Allan Savory made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems and, as a resource management consultant, worked with numerous managers on four continents to develop what by the early 1980's had become Holistic Management.
1984

Center for Holistic Management

In 1984 Allan Savory founded a nonprofit organization in the USA, the Center for Holistic Management, to further develop his work. Known by several names over the years (the Allan Savory Center, the Savory Center, Holistic Management International), Allan left the organization in 2009 to found the Savory Institute.
1992

Africa Centre for Holistic Management

ACHM founded in 1992 by Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield, who donated a ranch to be used as a learning site, and with the staff created what became the prototype for the locally led and managed Savory Hubs.
2009

Savory Institute

Launched in July 2009 by Allan Savory, Daniela Howell and a handful of others to accelerate the worldwide spread of Holistic Management through an international network of entrepreneurial innovators and leaders committed to serving their regions with the highest standards of Holistic Management training and implementation support.
2013

TED Talk

February 2013, Long Beach, CA, Allan Savory inspires his audience and nearly 5 million others who have since viewed the talk online. At the TED event in 2014, Allan’s talk was recognized as one of the 50 most intriguing TED talks of all time.
2013

Global Hub Network

In 2013, a handful of other hubs joined the Africa Centre, as the Savory Hub Network was officially launched. Today there are 35 hubs with a goal of 100.

Our Goal

1 Billion Hectares regenerating through Holistic Management. 100 Global Savory Hubs established.