Many certification schemes are based upon an inventory of farmer practices. The problem is that the use of practices or tools does not guarantee that regeneration will take place. Outcomes depend on how and when practices and tools are used, and that depends on contextual variances in cultural, environmental, and economic conditions. EOV gives the land a voice of its own, through empirical and tangible outcomes, which in turn provide the farmer with ongoing feedback from which to make better management decisions. EOV measures and trends key indicators of ecosystem function, which in the aggregate indicate positive or negative trends in the overall health of a landscape. In addition to providing an outcome-based verification of the health of the land base, EOV also provides critical intelligence to the farmer as a steward and manager of the land. By recognizing both land regeneration targets and trends, EOV endorsement and associated incentives are bestowed as long as land health moves in a net positive direction.
Learn more about the Savory Institute and their EOV Program HERE
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