Clifford Allan Redin Savory (born 15 September 1935) is a Zimbabwean ecologist, livestock farmer, and president and co-founder of the Savory Institute. He originated Holistic management (agriculture), a systems thinking approach to managing resources.
Clifford Allan Redin Savory (born 15 September 1935) is a Zimbabwean ecologist, livestock farmer, and president and co-founder of the Savory Institute. He originated Holistic management (agriculture), a systems thinking contact to managing resources.
Savory advocates using bunched and touching livestock to what he claims mimics nature, as a means to heal the environment, stating “only livestock can reverse desertification. There is no other known tool manageable to humans next which to address desertification that is contributing not lonely to climate tweak but plus to much of the poverty, emigration, violence, etc. in the seriously affected regions of the world.” “Only livestock can keep us.” He believes grasslands retain the potential to sequester ample atmospheric carbon dioxide to reverse climate change. Praised by cattle farmers, his controversial ideas have sparked opponent from academics; ranging from debate upon evidence for treatment effects to the scope of the potential impact for carbon sequestration.
Savory conventional the 2003 Banksia International Award and won the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Prince Charles called him “a remarkable man” and noted farmer Joel Salatin wrote, “History will vindicate Allan Savory as one of the greatest ecologists of all time.”
In contrast, James E. McWilliams described Savory as having “adherence to scientifically questionable conclusions in the incline of evidence to the contrary”. George Monbiot said of him, “his statements are not supported by empirical evidence and experimental work, and that in crucial respects his techniques realize more harm than good.” However, this comment has been subject to criticism in a future article published in The Guardian by Hunter Lovins, titled “Why George Monbiot is wrong: grazing livestock can keep the world”.