Holistic Management Handbook

Author: Jody Butterfield
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610911350
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Science

Holistic management, as described by Allan Savory in the books Holistic Resource Management (Island Press, 1988) and the revised edition, Holistic Management (Island Press, 2001), has been practiced by thousands of people around the world to profitably restore and promote the health of their land through practices that mimic nature, and by many others who have sought a more rewarding personal or family life. Holistic Management Handbook offers a detailed explanation of the planning procedures presented in those books and gives step-by-step guidance for implementing holistic management on a ranch or farm.Holistic Management and Holistic Management Handbook are essential reading for anyone involved with land management and stewardship, and together represent an indispensable guide for individuals interested in making better decisions within their organizations or in any aspect of their personal or professional lives.

Sustainable Development of Organic Agriculture

Author: Kimberly Etingoff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781771884846
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Genre: Science

This important compilation presents an in-depth view spanning past values and practices, present understandings, and potential futures, and covering a range of concrete case studies on sustainable development of organic agriculture. The book explores the very different facets of organic and sustainable agriculture. Part I of this book delves into the ways that people have approached organic agriculture in sociological, scientific, and economic terms. Part II looks ahead to the future of organic agriculture, presenting opportunities for further progress. Part III consists of an extensive bibliography chronologically developing the progress of organic and sustainable agriculture over two thousand years. The book Studies the cultural dimension of organic consumption Presents how sustainable agriculture can reduce and mitigate the impact of climate change on crop production Looks at the impact of agriculture on both famine and rural poverty in an ecofriendly and socially inclusive manner Examines six of the oldest grain-crop-based organic comparison experiments in the US, looking at the environmental and economic outcomes from organic agroecosystems, to both producers and policymakers Reviews the role of experimentation and innovation in developing sustainable organic agriculture Looks at the challenges of organic farmers Discusses ways to ensure sustainability and resilience of farming Looks at ways to change the mindset of farmers especially in traditional farming communities Explores the development of organic and sustainable agriculture through more than 500 years, ending with the early twenty-first century. Altogether, the chapters provide a nuanced look at the development of organic and sustainable agriculture, with the conclusion that organic is not enough to be sustainable.

The Ethical Meat Handbook

Author: Meredith Leigh
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550926033
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Cooking

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability—it seems like there's no end to the factors we must consider when we think about our food. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory-farmed or pasture-raised? Did your chicken free range, or was it raised in a battery cage? Have you, in short, met your meat? Most efforts to unravel the complexities of the production and consumption of animal protein tend to pit meat eaters and vegetarians against each other. The Ethical Meat Handbook seeks a middle ground, arguing that by assuming full responsibility for the food on our fork, and more importantly, the route by which it gets there, animals can be an optimal source of food, fiber, and environmental management. This hands-on, practical guide covers: Integrating animals into your garden or homestead Basic butchery: whole animal, primals, subprimals, and end-cuts, including safety and knife skills Charcuterie: history, general science and math principles, tooling up Culinary highlights: getting creative, preparing sauces, ferments, difficult cuts, and extras Eating diversely may be the most revolutionary and proactive action we can take to ensure the sustainability of our food system. The Ethical Meat Handbook challenges us to take a hard look at our individual dietary choices, increase our self-reliance and at the same time enjoy delicious food that benefits our health and our planet. Meredith Leigh is a food and farming specialist who has worked as a butcher, chef, teacher, and homesteader, all in search of realistic solutions for sustainable food.

Hill Country Landowner s Guide

Author: James P. Stanley
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603443432
Release Date: 2009
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

In this invaluable new book, Jim Stanley charts a practical course for understanding and handling a variety of problems that both new and established landowners in the Texas Hill Country will confront--from brush control, grazing, and overpopulation of deer to erosion, fire, and management of exotic animals and plants.

Sheep Production Adapting to Climate Change

Author: Veerasamy Sejian
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811047145
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents a compilation of the latest findings from reputed researchers around the globe, covering in detail climate change and its effects on sheep production. In the current global climate change scenario, information related to its impact on livestock agriculture is lacking. The negative impacts of climate change are already being felt by all livestock species. Further, the mitigation and amelioration strategies that are applicable for one species may not hold true for another. As such, concerted research efforts are needed to identify species-specific strategies for mitigation and adaptation. With that goal in mind, this book is the first of its kind to gather comprehensive information pertaining to the impact of climate change on various aspects of sheep production. It also sheds light on the role of sheep with regard to the global greenhouse gas pool. The book highlights the status quo of sheep production from climate change perspectives and projects the significance of adapting future sheep production to the challenges posed by climate change. It addresses in detail the various adaptations, methane mitigation and amelioration strategies needed to sustain sheep production in the future. In addition, the book presents development plans and policies that will allow the sheep industry to cope with current climate changes and strategies that will lessen future impacts. Bringing together essential information prepared by world-class researchers hailing from different agro-ecological zones, this book offers a unique resource for all researchers, teachers and students associated with sustaining the sheep production in the face of global change.

Holistic Management

Author: Allan Savory
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559634885
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Nature

This work shows that on the most fundamental level, environmental problems are cuased by human management decisions rather than the commonly blamed culprits of environmental degradation, overpopulation, poor farming practices and lack of financial support.

Encyclopedia of Global Resources

Author: Craig W. Allin
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
ISBN: PSU:000068284800
Release Date: 2010-04-16
Genre: Nature

The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.

Planned Grazing

Author: Jimmy T. (Gunny) Labaume
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 149435490X
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Science

From the Editor: I first attended Alan Savory and Stan Parson's “Rancher School” in Albuquerque, NM in the early 1980s. Since that time, and throughout my academic career, I have advocated, taught and practiced the principles of the “Savory Grazing Method (or SGM)” as it was called in those days. Only a short time after I completed the school, Alan and Stan decided to dissolve their partnership and go their separate ways. Alan founded Holistic Management International and Stan the Ranching for Profit School. SGM (now Holistic Management) is a “method” and "methods" cannot be patented. As a result, the names the principles are presented under have proliferated. Although the fundamental ecological principles have not changed since those early days, we now have managed grazing, planned grazing, mob grazing, management intensive grazing, and perhaps a half-dozen others. (In fact, for some small degree of distinction, we choose to call what we do “Managing the Ranch as a Business with Restoration Grazing.”) Never-the-less, to this day I still find myself referring to it as “The Savory Grazing Method” in honor of the brilliant man from whose mind these ideas sprung. This guide is a detailed book review of sorts, but perhaps it would be more accurately described as an abstract that condenses 864 pages of detail into 189 pages of concentrated information. First, "Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making" by Alan Savory with Jody Butterfield and "Holistic Management Handbook: Healthy Land, Healthy Profits by Jody Butterfield, Sam Bingam and Allan Savory" were condensed and summarized. Then, the summaries were complied into one with the result being organized into a logical sequence. In no way is it intended to be a substitute for the original works. They are both highly recommended and readily available from Land & Livestock International, Inc., Holistic Management International, Amazon.com and many other sources. Suggested uses might include:• lesson plan guidelines for educators• a study guide for students and • a field guide and quick reference manual for practitioners The material is organized into nine “Lessons:” Lesson 1: IntroductionLesson 2: The Strategic GoalLesson 3: The Four Fundamental Ecosystem ProcessesLesson 4: Tools for Ecosystem ManagementLesson 5: Management GuidelinesLesson 6: Infrastructure PlanningLesson 7: Grazing PlanningLesson 8: Financial PlanningLesson 9: Monitoring and ControlIn sum: the primary objective was to capture the essence of the two works in as few words as possible and in a language understandable by the reasonably intelligent person without formal education in natural resource or business management. My hope is to make these logical, common sense ideas available to a wider audience and, thereby, make a small contribution to the conservation of the world's natural resources. If I have succeeded, that would be my only small claim to originality because the ideas are from the minds and the pens of Allan Savory, Jody Butterfield and Sam Bingham. The errors are mine.

Holistic Management Handbook Third Edition

Author: Jody Butterfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 1610919769
Release Date: 2019-04-16
Genre: Science

Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach developed by biologist Allan Savory to restore the world's grassland soils and minimize the damaging effects of climate change and desertification on humans and the natural world. This third edition of Holistic Management Handbook: Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits is the long-awaited companion volume to Holistic Management, Savory's classic textbook. It is the key to helping you restore health to your land and ensure a stable, sustainable livelihood from its bounty. This new edition, thoroughly revised, updated, and streamlined offers step-by-step instructions for running a ranch or farm using a holistic management approach. Ranchers, farmers, and anyone working to address global environmental degradation will find this comprehensive handbook an indispensable guide to putting the holistic management concept into action with tangible results.

Die notwendige Revolution

Author: Peter M. Senge
Publisher:
ISBN: 3896707906
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

Die notwendige Revolution : Wie Individuen und Organisationen zusammenarbeiten, um eine nachhaltige Welt zu schaffen / von Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur, Sara Schley Klimawandel, Raubbau an natürlichen Ressourcen, wachsende Müllberge, giftige Abfälle - die bestehenden und drohenden Krisen des Industriezeitalters fordern jeden Einzelnen zum Umdenken auf. Wie kann der notwendige radikale Wandel gelingen, der zu einem nachhaltigen Wirtschaften führt? Peter Senge und seine Koautoren liefern in diesem Buch nicht nur eine eindrucksvolle Bestandsaufnahme gegenwärtiger Krisen samt Entstehungsgeschichte. Sie führen auch ein neues Denken vor, das unser soziales und wirtschaftliches System als Teil eines größeren natürlichen Systems begreift. Mehr noch: Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele zeigen sie, dass die notwendige Revolution bereits in vollem Gange ist. Die Autoren - Organisationsberater und Wissenschaftler - berichten von den Erfahrungen erfolgreicher Vorreiter des Wandels, von Einzelpersonen und Organisationen, die mit innovativen Ansätzen und in kooperativen Partnerschaften und Netzwerken bereits an der kreativen Gestaltung einer nachhaltigen Welt arbeiten. Die Beispielgeschichten von Coca-Cola bis zum Chemiekonzern DuPont zeigen, dass nachhaltiges Handeln kein karitatives Unterfangen ist, sondern ein notwendiges Gebot für Unternehmen, die auch in Zukunft erfolgreich und konkurrenzfähig bleiben wollen. Die Beispiele werden ergänzt durch Tools zur Strategieplanung sowie praktische Anleitungen für erfolgreiche Veränderungsinitiativen und den Aufbau von Unternehmensnetzwerken. Aus dieser Kombination entsteht ein unentbehrliches Handbuch für alle, die eine nachhaltige Welt für uns und unsere Nachkommen schaffen wollen.