Managing Holistically: Policies and Actions to Restore and Sustain Ecosystem Services

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Event:
Managing Holistically: Policies and Actions to Restore and Sustain Ecosystem Services
Start:
November 22, 2013 9:00 am
End:
November 22, 2013 12:00 pm
Category:
Updated:
November 8, 2013
Venue:
ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School
Presentation and Q & A with Rancher and Restoration Ecologist
 
Allan Savory
Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the
Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands
 
Free and open to the public. Hosted by the Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School;
the Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program of Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Tufts Institute of the Environment; and Planet-TECH Associates.
 
Note:  Public event will be followed by a closed student workshop with Savory on the afternoon of Nov. 22 & all day Nov. 23.
Interested Tufts graduate students are welcome to apply. More information & application instructions available here. Deadline: Nov. 11.
 
SS-2011-AllanSavoryWhile  governments  posture and  dither, a pragmatic practitioner and intellectual entrepreneur, Allan Savory, has been developing and demonstrating a powerful technique that can reverse desertification, restore degraded grasslands, and provide livelihoods and food for millions of people. His applied research based in Zimbabwe on the restoration of grasslands  has  now  been  replicated  on millions of acres worldwide. The application of his methods has the potential to significantly reduce atmospheric carbon by capturing and storing it in plants and soil. This process begins immediately and involves no new technologies, but rather a shift to the Holistic Management practices for livestock that he has pioneered. Major organizations and institutions are now recognizing his work, but governments have yet to incorporate it into their analyses and policy prescriptions.

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