Growing the world’s most scalable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly source of oil and protein

Formed in 2010, TerViva is an agriculture and food technology company that delivers tasty and nourishing protein and oil food ingredients from the pongamia tree that are responsibly-sourced and more sustainable than oilseed crops commonly used today. TerViva provides patented high-yielding pongamia trees to growers for harvest and wild-harvests fair-trade pongamia beans to create sustainable food ingredients using proprietary bean processing techniques. Our work spans plant genetics, grower relations, supply chain establishment, oilseed processing and ingredient partnerships. Food ingredients made from pongamia beans will be carbon negative, meaning the trees sequester more carbon than then beans will emit in emissions from field to plate.


Oakland, California, United States


Naveen Sikka

Naveen Sikka (Founder & CEO at TerViva) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since October 2020 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Impact Americas 2020.

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