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ALUS gets $5 million in support to expand efforts

June 15, 2022  By Drainage Contractor

Canadian not-for-profit farming organization ALUS (originally an acronym for Alternative Land Use Services) has received an investment of $5 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). It will put that investment toward expansion and scale.

ALUS operates in rural communities across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Prince Edward Island and focuses on helping farmers and ranchers build nature-based solutions on their land through a number of programs. Local groups are led by farmers. Some of their solutions to promote conservation or climate-friendly practices include the installation of riparian buffers, eco-buffers and managing sustainable drainage systems.

Bryan Gilvesy, ALUS CEO, said in a statement that the funding is necessary for ALUS to meet the growing need for nature-based solutions across Canada.

“We must increase production capacity by further developing our ecosystem of customers, funders, producers, scientific advisors, technological partners and communication experts, ” he said. “This is what this funding from SDTC will help us to do.”


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