The Whole and the Sum of the Parts: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Rangeland Management

Following on from the special plenary session, Rangelands - Both Sides of the Coin, as well as the recent interactions between members of the GSSA and the Savory Institute, this special session aims to continue the mutual sharing of knowledge and opinions.

The Whole and the Sum of the Parts: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Rangeland Management

Following on from the special plenary session, Rangelands - Both Sides of the Coin, as well as the recent interactions between members of the GSSA and the Savory Institute, this special session aims to continue the mutual sharing of knowledge and opinions.

Download the final programme for this session here.

Invited Speakers

Mr Jozua Lambrechts

Jozua Lambrechts will be representing Allan Savory and the Savory Institute during this session. He will deliver a presentation, written by and on behalf of Allan Savory, entitled Holism: The future of range management to address global challenges. Jozua has worked extensively in adult education, communities and family businesses the past 17 years. He has a B.Sc degree (physics and applied mathematics), Honours degree in Education and did further courses in Permaculture and Holistic Management. He focusses on the sustainability and wellness of families, organisations and communities. He is an associate consultant and educator with the Savory Institute and is involved in their training and outreach work in Africa.

Mr Allan Savory

Allan Savory is a Zimbabwean biologist, farmer, game rancher, politician and international consultant who created the holistic management philosophy and practice. He is the author of Holistic Management - A New Framework for Decision Making, and President and co-Founder of the Savory Institute. Along with his work at the Savory Institute, Savory and five local Chiefs are the permanent Trustees of the Africa Centre for Holistic Management. In 2003, he was awarded the Banksia International Award for the person or organization doing the most for the environment on a global scale. His work in Africa is receiving much recognition and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management won the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Award for the organization working to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

The Savory Institute

The Savory Institute promotes large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through Holistic Management. We use properly managed livestock to heal the land and empower others to do the same by offering consulting and training services. We also remove barriers on the path to large-scale success through activities such as conducting research, informing policy, creating market incentives and raising public awareness. For more information, please visit www.savoryinstitute.com.

Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM)

The Savory Institute and Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM) are sister organizations who are committed to empowering people to use properly managed livestock to restore grasslands through the practice of Holistic Management. ACHM owns the Dimbangombe Ranch in Zimbabwe, which is a learning and demonstration site that is successfully using and teaching Holistic Management to improve the lives of the people in the Southern Africa region. For more information, please visit www.achmonline.org.

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