Perhaps you have seen Allan Savory’s recent TED talk on Greening the Desert. Perhaps you have heard of Holistic Management, or worked on a farm that uses this technique. Or perhaps your main connection to farming is that you prefer to eat clean food from regenerative sources.Wherever you’re coming from, I encourage you to go put the kettle on and take 5 minutes to read this address, that Allan Savory gave last week at the first International Conference of the Savory Institute, which we’ve printed below with permission, and with thanks.
This is an inspiring and illustrative speech given by Allan Savory at the Savory Institute International Conference. He covers greening the desert, as well as the options we have for addressing the needed shifts in approaches to agriculture around the world. The post includes a link to his TEDTalk about greening the desert, and it provides a model for getting government on board with needed changes … in part by going ahead without waiting for their permission/permits. Savory suggests what he calls a national holistic context that reaches far beyond opposing political agendas. Definitely worth a read!