Allan Savory

Allan Savory is cofounder and president of the Savory Institute, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Born in Zimbabwe and educated as an ecologist with degrees in zoology and botany, Savory has a decades-long career in African and Middle Eastern government and politics, private consultancy, and teaching. His work in resource management started in the mid-1960s, and in 1988 he authored Holistic Resource Management, published by Island Press, an effort to find workable solutions ordinary people could implement to restore degraded lands. He and his wife, Jody Butterfield continue those efforts today, reaching a global audience through the efforts of the Savory Institute. 

Holistic Management, Third Edition

A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of...

Holistic Management Handbook

Holistic Management Handbook

Healthy Land, Healthy Profits

Holistic management, as described by Allan Savory in the books Holistic Resource Management (Island Press, 1988) and the revised edition, Holistic Management (Island Press, 2001), has been practiced by thousands of people...

Holistic Management

A New Framework for Decision Making

Increasingly sophisticated technology and an ever-expand-ing base of knowledge have not been enough to allow humans to halt the worldwide progression of environmental degradation. Extensive fieldwork in both Africa and the United States convinced...