Holism and a Reply

I would like to share with you my discovery of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa by providing a brief introduction and links to two articles that appeared in one of their publications (Grassroots August 2012).

One is an article by Alan Savory (Holism: The Future of Range Science to meet Global Challenges  delivered a the 47th Annual GSSA Congress: Advancing Rangeland Ecology and Pasture Management in Africa).

The other is Richard Fynn’s reply to that article (Reply to Allan Savory’s Feature Article: ‘Holism: The Future of Range Science to Meet Global Challenges).

I hope you enjoy, benefit and will peruse the Society’s Web Site. — Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume.

Holism: The Future of Range Science to meet Global Challenges  by Alan Savory

The  perfect  storm  approaches  –  with global  population  rising,  agriculture producing  more  eroding  soil  than  food, and  the world’s vast grasslands  turning  to deserts leaving  in  its  wake  man-made droughts, poverty and violence.  I hope  to inspire  you  to  take  the  steps  needed  to avert  this  storm  and,  thus,  to  attain  great achievements  as  professional  researchers and  managerial  custodians  of  the  vital grasslands  and  savannas  of  the  world including  this  Mediterranean  region  in which you meet. The world’s seasonal rainfall rangelands, I believe, hold the key to  the  survival of  civilization  as you will learn.  Continue reading here…

Reply to Allan Savory’s Feature Article: ‘Holism: The Future of Range Science to Meet Global Challenges by Richard Fynn

Ever since visiting the Africa Centre for  Holistic  Management  near Victoria Falls in early 2008 I have been  intrigued  by  the  concepts  promoted within this current feature article by Allan Savory. Overall  I  thought  that  this was  a very  well-written  article  and  that  Allan did a great job in clearly expounding each of  the  various  concepts  for  the  reader. Some  of  his  concepts  are  robust  and  can be  well  supported  by  the  scientific literature,  some  need  fine-tuning,  while others are clearly spurious. Continue reading here…

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