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Campaign to get the UN to offer training to livestock owners and landowners in Allan Savory's Holistic Management techniques.

The biggest challenge in implementing Allan's ideas and methods is to get livestock owners and land managers to take up these ideas. To my knowledge Allan's TED talk might be the biggest platform this method and idea has ever had.
Allan and Holistic Management International have a huge amount of resources and teaching methods that they have developed to help people implement this very simple solution. Much of this is documented in Allan's two books as well as other material. However they would not appear to be especially well funded and the cost of the training is reasonably high.
The TED community has the opportunity to ride on the back of the interest this talk will hopefully spark and start a campaign get the UN and other large bodies to offer funding to Savory's organizations to train trainers. Currently the cost of training for Holistic Management International's Certified Educator Training Program is $7,700 which is comprehensive. According to the website there are only 19 approved mentors for this program.
The world is in desperate need of thousands of these educators who are able to spread the word and the ideas in their localities.
The cost of training 10,000 educators in this program would be $77,000,000. On a world scale this is nothing, but the impact these trainers would have would be incredibly far reaching and an extremely efficient use of money.

This is the biggest platform that THe Savory method has ever had and the if the TED community is able to in some way act on this, the results could potentially be astonishing!

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  • Mar 14 2013: The TED talk inspired me to find out more. If you want a summary to post so that people can find out more, here's a blog post you can use: http://www.livefreefromobesity.co.uk/holistic-management-a-way-to-save-the-world-and-get-loads-of-grass-fed-beef/

    I ordered, and just received the two books (listed at the bottom of the post). I'm only a few pages in, but I am already seeing that, as important as the range management is, under standing the decision-making process is prior, and prime.

    I am looking forward to seeing, and joining in, discussions with people who have read both books. There's more to Allan Savory (and all the many people working with him) than you can pick up in a 20-minute video, however good.

    Guess what I will be doing onthe four-hour flight from Orlando to Denver tomorrow!

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