Terramera’s Actigate Technology Recognized as World Changing Idea by Fast Company

Terramera’s Actigate Technology Recognized as World Changing Idea by Fast Company

Revolutionary Actigate technology platform, set to transform how food is grown and the economics of agriculture, receives honors in both Food and General Excellence categories

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terramera, the global AgTech leader fusing science, nature and artificial intelligence to transform how food is grown and the economics of agriculture, today was recognized in  Fast Company’s  2020 World Changing Ideas Awards. These awards honor ideas that are actively engaged and deeply committed to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Terramera’s proprietary Actigate™ Targeted Performance Technology was selected as a finalist in the Food category, and honorable mention in the General Excellence category.

“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," said Karn Manhas.

“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.”

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 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.

“There seems no better time to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, resources and, in some cases, their scale to tackle society’s biggest problems,” said Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of  Fast Company . “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have uncovered some of the smartest and most inspiring projects of the year.”

Terramera is the only Vancouver-based company to receive honors in the Food and General Excellence categories. 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 May/June issue of  Fast Company.

SOURCE BUSINESS WIRE