Terramera’s proprietary Actigate™ Targeted Performance Technology was selected as a finalist in the Food category and honorable mention in the General Excellence category.
Fast Company’s awards honor ideas that are actively engaged and deeply committed to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.
Terramera is a global AgTech leader fusing science, nature and artificial intelligence to transform how food is grown and the economics of agriculture. Terramera is the only Vancouver-based company to receive honors in the Food and General Excellence categories.
The current conventional ’spray-and-pray’ approach on farms means 50-90% of farm chemicals, like pesticides and fertilizers, get washed away into the soil and water. Not only is this inefficient, but an excessive build-up of chemicals can result in unintended consequences on human health and our environment which can damage soils, waterways, beneficial organisms and wildlife.
Terramera’s Actigate technology platform solves this by significantly improving the performance and uptake of the active ingredients used in crop protection products. Actigate can reduce the synthetic chemical load by at least 80% and make organic bio-pesticides perform more effectively, lowering costs across the system, improving farm productivity and profitability, and reducing waste and environmental impact.
“Our Actigate technology can reduce the global synthetic chemical load in agriculture at least 80% by 2030, and we are thrilled to have it recognized as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company amongst other trailblazing innovations focused on building a better world,” said Karn Manhas, Terramera Founder and CEO.
“Actigate can help make farming healthier, more sustainable and more productive so we can ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, while also helping to turn back the clock on climate change.”
Terramera’s proprietary Actigate Targeted Performance Technology was selected from more than 3000 entries from across the globe by a panel of distinguished judges and will be highlighted in the next issue of Fast Company.