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Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

Allan Redin Savory is a Zimbabwean biologist, farmer, soldier, exile, environmentalist and winner of the 2003 Banksia International Award. And the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.He is the originator of Holistic Management. Credit: TED.

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED MAR 2013 • TED2013

Desertification is a word for when land is turning into desert. Allan Savory has devoted his life to stop desertification and as it is happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, to accelerate the climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory now believes that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

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