Collaborating to advance rancher-led regenerative agricultural practices through the “New Acre™ Project.”
Climate change is often considered the greatest challenge of our time. We believe action to address it can be advanced through effective collaboration. ALUS is a Canadian-based organization that promotes nature-based solutions to sustain agriculture and biodiversity for generations to come. It has been working with beef ranchers for nearly two decades, harnessing the power of regenerative agriculture to rebuild healthy ecosystems, communities and economies.
To scale up efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, A&W Canada and Cargill have partnered to create Grazing Forward, supporting ALUS to expand its New Acre™ Project. The Grazing Forward initiative will enable ALUS to take a hands-on approach to tackling climate change, helping local ranchers in adopting regenerative techniques.
The collaboration will support New Acre™ for three years, engaging ranchers in 20 communities across the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and restoring over 6,000 acres of land. By scaling regenerative agriculture to rebuild soil organic matter, we expect the project will sequester nearly 13,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
“The results of adapting regenerative land management practices are noteworthy – organic soil content on our YU Ranch has increased by 50%, erosion and topsoil loss have been reduced, the amount of carbon that our land removes from the atmosphere has been greatly enhanced and pollination has skyrocketed.”Bryan Gilvesy, ALUS CEO and beef rancher
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