Daniela Howell, CEO of Savory Institute.Org said, “Ovis XXI has been extremely successful in empowering pastoralists in their region to implement Holistic Management and planned grazing. They’ve also built tremendous relationships with brands like Patagonia Inc and Stella McCartney. Ovis XXI has helped these forward-thinking brands see the value in supporting, through their wool purchases, practices that go beyond sustainability and accomplish true regeneration”
“Since 2003 when we began using Holistic Management, we’ve seen most landscapes at least double in production capacity” said Pablo Borelli, CEO of Ovis XXI. “Our goal is to impact 6 million hectares of land in the region and we’ve already impacted more than 1.3 million hectares.”
Savory Institute.Org is partnering with local organizations worldwide to create a global network of 100 SI affiliated hubs by 2025. Ovis XXI was one of the 2013 Hub Candidates which included organizations from South Africa, Chile, USA, Sweden, Turkey and Spain.
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About Savory Institute.Org, Inc.
Savory Institute.Org promotes large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through holistic management using properly managed livestock. Additional news and information about the company is available at http://www.savoryinstitute.org.
About OVIS XXI
Ovis XXI is a B company focused on creating a grassland regeneration culture to sustain the people, their businesses and communities. Ovis XXI’s beginnings are traced back to 2003 when Pablo Borrelli and Ricardo Fenton, set out to start an organization with the objective of increasing the economic, ecological, social returns based around sheep production. Ricardo Fenton returned from Australia with new knowledge and invited Pablo Borrelli to build a collaborative network that would be able to introduce innovation on a regional scale. In conjunction with The Nature Conservancy, OVIS XXI developed the Grassland Regeneration and Sustainable Standard (GRASS), along with improved protocols for flock improvement and advanced wool classing. Today, the network Pablo and Ricardo have built brings together more than 160 producers committed to being at the forefront of raising a the finest quality wool sheep.