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Holistic Management International
HMI building.jpg
HMI offices Albuquerque, New Mexico
TypeNon-profit INGO
PurposePromotion of and education in holistic management.
Formerly called
Center for Holistic Management
The Savory Center

Holistic Management International (HMI) is a not-for-profit organization promoting holistic management in agriculture, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1] It maintains an international network of educators and "land stewards" who "use holistic management strategies to manage more than 30 million acres around the globe".[2]


Holistic Management International was founded in 1984 by Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield to promote the practice of holistic management on a global level.[3][4][2] It was originally called the Center for Holistic Management[5] and later The Savory Center.[6]

HMI has the goal of educating people in ways to manage natural resources in such a way as to build biodiversity,[7] improve natural growth production, enhance land and financial sustainability,[8] and improve the overall land quality for those who use it.[9][10][11]

In 1992 it launched the Africa Centre for Holistic Management, based in Zimbabwe.[12][13] This became a regional office of HMI,[14] but separated in 2010.

Savory left HMI in 2009 to form the for-profit Savory Institute.[15]

In February 2010, PBS broadcast a documentary called First Millimeter: Healing The Earth detailing the work HMI was doing around the world.[16][17]


Education and educator training[edit]

HMI offers introductory and advanced courses in Holistic management practices and an Individualized Certified Educator Training Program.[18]

In October 2011 HMI ran a series of seminars as part of their 'Beginning Farmers and Ranchers' programs in Texas. They were designed to teach women resource management skills.[19]

Whole Farm Planning[edit]

Beginning farmers in the Northeast can learn more about whole farm planning in a program developed specifically for women and funded by a USDA grant.[20] This program has been expanded to include 6 Northeast states and Texas


HMI publishes an online journal called In Practice.[21]

Awards and grants[edit]

In 2005 HMI was awarded a substantial grant from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for work in Africa.[12]

In 2008 HMI was awarded $329,750 from USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to address drought disaster issues in Zimbabwe.[22]

In 2009 HMI was awarded $639,301 for their beginning farmers program.[23]

In 2011 Farm Aid awarded a grant to HMI for $5000 in support of their Beginning Farmers and Ranchers program in Texas. In 2012 $7,500 to help new farmers incorporate environmental, economic and social sustainability through the Whole Farm Planning curriculum.[24]

In 2012 HMI was awarded a $537,101 federal grant from USDA to train first-time women farmers in whole farm planning.[25][26]

See also[edit]

Others articles of the Topic Agriculture : MON 89034, Turtle Island Research Cooperative

Others articles of the Topic Environment : Koeberg Alert, Confined environment psychology, Geneva Water Hub, Edmonton & Area Land Trust, The Forest Trust

Others articles of the Topic Sustainable development : Rohit Aggarwala
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  1. Holistic Management by Walter Nicholls (Flavor Magazine, 22 June 2012)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Woodrow W. Clark II (2013). The Next Economics: Global Cases in Energy, Environment, and Climate Change. Springer. pp. 240–. ISBN 978-1-4614-4972-0. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  3. Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making by Allan Savory & Jody Butterfield (Island Press, 1988) [2nd ed, ISBN 1-55963-487-1]
  4. "25th Anniversary Celebration!" (PDF). Holistic Management In Practice. Holistic Management International. 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  5. "Building Capacity". Holistic Management In Practice. Center for Holistic Management. 61. 1998. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  6. "Holism - The Emerging Future". Holistic Management In Practice. The Savory Center. 99. 2004. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  7. Daggat, Dan. Gardeners of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature [Paperback]. University of Nevada Press, 2005 ISBN 9780966622911
  8. Butterfield, Jody. Holistic Management Handbook: Healthy Land, Healthy Profits. Island Press, 1988 ISBN 978-1-55963-885-2
  9. Impact of livestock management on water quality and streambank structure in a semi-arid, African ecosystem by A.M. Strauch (Journal of Arid Environments 73, 2009) p. 795–803
  10. Maddox, Peggy. "Fourth graders attend Kids On the Land at 69 Ranch". Sweetwater Reporter. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  11. Coppedge, Clay. "Program introduces kids to the land". Country World. Monday, 16 July 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 David S. Fick (2006). Africa: continent of economic opportunity Page 165. STE Publishers. ISBN 978-1-919855-44-8. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  13. "The Africa Centre; a participants perspective". Holistic Management In Practice. Center for Holistic Management (98). 2004. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  14. "Holistic Management of Rangelands in Dimbangombe, Zimbabwe" (PDF). Ecoagriculture Snapshots. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  15. Fears, Robert (February 1, 2012). "A Whole View". The Cattleman. Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  16. "First Millimeter: Healing The Earth". KQED. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  17. Sacks, Adam. "The Climate Solution: Got Cows?". Grist. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  18. Coppedge, Clay. "Cattle and Quail: Management requires a plan". Country World Friday, 31 August 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  19. NRCS in Texas presents at Holistic Management Seminars, United States Department of Agriculture, October 2011.
  20. Kure-Jensen, Sanne (9 April 2012). "Marketing from farm to restaurant". Country Folks New England Farm Weekly. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  21. Sacks, Adam. "The Climate Solution: Got Cows?". Grist. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  22. "Holistic Management International Awarded New USAID Funding To Address Drought Disaster" (Press release). Business Wire. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  23. Martin, Jennifer. "USDA Announces $17 Million in Grants to Train Beginning Farmers and Ranchers". USDA. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  24. "2011 Grants for Family Farm Agriculture". 9 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  25. Domrzalski, Dennis. "Holistic Management to train 360 women to become farmers". Albuquerque Business First. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  26. Havermann, Tracy. "Holistic Management International, (HMI) Awarded $537,101 Grant to Train Beginning Women Farmers" (PDF). USDA-NIFA. Heartland News. Retrieved 8 July 2013.

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