Vancouver’s Terramera has announced that four world-renowned experts have joined the company as advisors.

Terramera is focused on fusing science, nature and artificial intelligence to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve global challenges through tech and farming.

Dr. Markita Landry and Tom Chi have joined Terramera’s Science & Technology Advisory Council while Nancy Roman and Stewart Beck round out its Strategic Advisory Board.

The Science & Technology Advisory Council is chaired by Dr. Adrian Percy, the former Global Head of R&D for the Crop Science division of Bayer and current Chief Technology Officer at UPL Ltd.

Highly respected in their fields, these global advisors will assist Terramera’s commercial efforts to reduce global synthetic pesticide loads by 80% by 2030 while increasing farm productivity by 20%, enough to feed a billion people.

They will also help identify new ways in which Terramera’s technologies can address global issues such as food security and climate change.

“As we face unprecedented environmental challenges, Terramera is thoughtfully yet aggressively scaling our technology to make a transformational impact,” said Karn Manhas, Terramera Founder and CEO.

“Markita, Tom, Nancy and Stewart are true leaders and experts, and their diverse expertise will help inform our growth, technically and strategically, and expand our impact in the world. We are delighted to include them as part of our remarkable team.”

Dr. Markita Landry is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and founder of the Landry Lab, a global leader and the preeminent research lab in molecular delivery into plant cells.

Tom Chi is Chair of Buckminster Fuller Institute and a global leader in climate change technologies.

Nancy Roman, President and CEO of the Partnership for a Healthier America, will bring an important perspective on the issue of food security.

As President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, in addition to 31 years serving as a senior diplomat and trade commissioner in the Canadian Foreign Service, and as an international relations expert, Stewart Beck lends his own unique set of skills to Terramera.