Allan Savory is a biologist and co-founder of the Center for Holistic Management and the Savory Institute. He has dedicated his life to finding sustainable solutions for the degradation and desertification of the world's grassland ecosystems. His work has earned him recognition, including Australia’s International Banksia Award.
Allan Savory is a Zimbabwe-born biologist, farmer, game rancher, politician, and consultant who has dedicated his life to finding sustainable solutions for the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems. He co-founded the Center for Holistic Management and the Savory Institute with his wife, Jody Butterfield, and in 1992, they founded the Africa Centre for Holistic Management near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Centre’s purpose is to enhance food and water security and human livelihoods through training that utilizes livestock to restore degraded watersheds and croplands to health. Savory and Butterfield also co-authored the book, “Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision-Making,” which outlines their work and solutions for communities and businesses. In 2003, Savory received Australia’s International Banksia Award for his significant contributions to the environment.