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Adrian Percy Joins Terramera as Science & Technology Advisory Council Chair


Terramera is excited to announce Adrian Percy as chair of their Science and Technology Advisory Council. An accomplished and experienced leader in agricultural inputs, Percy is the former Global Head of R&D for the Crop Science division of Bayer. Percy will provide Terramera with scientific and technical strategic advice and experienced insight regarding growth within the agricultural sector.

“The marketplace demand for higher yields in combination with greater sustainability in agriculture is rapidly growing and is driving a need for better tools to support farmers,” says Percy. “What’s exciting about Terramera is they are combining innovations in data science and artificial intelligence technologies with a long-term sustainability mindset to drive a more sophisticated approach to help feed the world while preserving our environment.”

As chair of the Science and Technology Advisory Council, Percy will provide leadership and guidance on Terramera’s technology development and offer his expertise to ensure the company is developing highly innovative solutions that address critical issues facing the global economy today.

“Adrian is an advocate for modern, sustainable agriculture and shares Terramera’s vision of creating a world with affordable, clean food for everyone. His 25 years of leadership and experience in the industry, heading R&D and strategy at some of the largest agriculture companies globally, combined with his passion for technologies that support global food security while protecting the environment will be invaluable as we scale,” says Terramera founder and CEO, Karn Manhas. “We’re thrilled to have Adrian chair our Science and Technology Advisory Council and look forward to collaborating with him closely as we work to improve and revolutionize agriculture as we know it today.”

“I am honoured to have been asked to lead the Science and Technology Advisory Council for Terramera,” says Percy. “Terramera’s exciting technology base coupled with their passionate and talented team make a powerful combination which will lead to new solutions for sustainable agriculture.”

Percy formerly served as the global head of Research & Development for the Crop Science division of Bayer. Percy has over 25 years of experience in the global agriculture industry and is an advocate for the need for and benefits of modern agriculture. He is also a strong proponent for the development and adoption of new agricultural and food technologies which support global food security while protecting the environment.

Percy holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, a master’s degree in Toxicology and a doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. In addition to his leadership at Bayer Crop Science, he has held numerous positions in the research and development departments of Rhone Poulenc and Aventis Crop Science.