"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
This TED talk was the one that introduced many of us to Holistic Management for the first time.
Read Scientific American's summary of his talk here: Can Livestock Grazing Stop Desertification?