Allan Savory and The Savory Institute

Allan Savory was born in Rhodesia, southern Africa. He pursued an early career as a research biologist and Game Ranger in the British Colonial Service of what was then Northern Rhodesia (today Zambia), and later as a farmer, game rancher, politician and international consultant, based in Southern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe).

Savory served as a Member of Parliament in the latter days of Zimbabwe’s civil war and leader of the opposition to the ruling party. Exiled in 1979, as a result of his opposition, he emigrated to the United States where he co-founded the non-profit organization Holistic Management International with his wife, Jody Butterfield. In 1992 they formed a second non-profit organization near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the Africa Centre for Holistic Management.

The Savory Institute promotes large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through holistic management. The institute uses properly managed livestock to heal the land and empower others to do the same. The institute also remove barriers on the path to large-scale success through activities such as conducting research, creating market incentives and raising public awareness.

Allan Savory is currently working on a book that eloquently expresses a way to solve many of the world’s problems with good governance.

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