Can Sheep Save the Planet?

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” states Allan Savory in his quiet but inspirational form.


NOTE: this post was originally published on May 10, 2017


Desertification is happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes, and his work so far shows, that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert. The role of livestock in a new agriculture that can save city-based civilization. Allan discusses how animals, such as sheep, can be used to heal landscapes, combat climate change, restore economies, increase soil fertility, produce clean water, provide healthy habitat for wildlife, and more.

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    • Yes Savory offers a hopeful path forward. We can address climate issues through the simple expedient of reversing the harm being done to the planet’s grasslands. The recriminations about who is at fault is blocking steps to halt and then reverse environmental damage.

  • I would like to know where I can find information which would relate to the South Australian Mallee farming sector – sheep are farmed together with cropping, but cropping is dominant which I feel will not be sustainable. Does the Savory Institute have any association with Australian farmers who may be conducting research or any other local help we can access in Australia that would be applicable to us. Thank you, Monica

    • Yes the Savory Institute and HMI (Holistic Management International) are good resources for your questions.

      Thanks for reading.

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