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.
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…
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…
- Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change (eco-business.com)
- How Cows Could Repair the World: Allan Savory at TED (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
- Fighting the growing deserts, with livestock: Allan Savory at TED2013 (ted.com)
- Allan Savory, innovating from first principles (metacool.typepad.com)