Allan Savory, Founder and President, Savory Institute

Allan Savory, born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa (University of Natal, BS in Zoology and Botany) 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 and game rancher in Zimbabwe.

In the 1960s he made a significant breakthrough in understanding what was causing the degradation and desertification of the world’s grassland ecosystems and, as a resource management consultant, worked with numerous managers on four continents to develop sustainable solutions.

Message of Hope

In this excerpt, Allan Savory discusses hope for agriculture during his keynote address, "Locally Putting an End to Self-inflicted Drought, Debt and Depopulation," during the No-till on the Plains Winter Conference in Wichita, Kansas, Jan. 30, 2018.