Coco Gordon Posted over 2 years ago Campaign to get the UN to offer training to livestock owners and landowners in Allan Savory's Holistic Management techniques. I agree this is a big solution to a big problem yet there are small local solutions also handled by the Joel Salatin methods of pairing animals to create the same effects seen in the grassland that Alan Savory shows, which are Permaculturally applied with no pathology in any of the process of land management, creating deep mulches appropriately designed by Joel with deep feather bedding, having chickens on mobile tractors to scratch & eat insects where the cattle are selectively grazing in a very small portion of his 600 acre tract & moved in tandem while in the coop rabbits run & fertilize the deep beds of feathers below, & water is gravity fed with no machines or pumps necessary. Or Geoff Lawton who greened the desert by observing permaculture principles of swales on contour instead of engineer-straight lines, setting sheet mulch thick & planting 7 succession layers from below ground tubers to tall trees appropriately over the swales to bring back mushrooms, figs & water in Jordan where digging more than 20 feet down yielded salt in meager water deeply found to no potable use, also finding in rehabilitation of the desert that salt had been encapsulated to neutralize its effects in the water. So here we can count on big solutions & small, appropriate solutions all, that together can save the world. Our tiny local individual gardens as well can contribute to greening & desertification; all land can follow the same principle of being covered by deep sheet mulches, worms, green manures & compost layers from everyday life, sowing with perennials & companion planting in guilds that offer maximum local slow solutions to sink all local water into the ground & rain gardens via curb cuts in overdeveloped roads instead of channeling stormwater underground into dying streams lakes & rivers. We all can learn Permaculture methods & EcoMachines, place small & large solutions in our town & city Comprehensive plans & apply them in rural & underdeveloped areas at minimal cost.