Global Agriculture Posts
Burness Proudly Supports Freedom of the Press
Freedom of the press is a bedrock principle of democracy. Our work shows why each of us must do our part to protect it.
We Need More Science for Breakfast
Do you know how much science went into that bacon strip on your breakfast plate? This month saw the launch of FedByScience, a coalition of 16 universities telling stories of success in solving problems in farming and food production.
Harnessing the Power of Caterpillar Saliva
Innovations in agriculture—which have the potential to benefit millions of Americans, our economy and the environment—are under threat.
Evening of Storytelling Features Leaders from the Developing World
Aspen New Voices Fellows recently gathered in Nairobi to share the personal stories behind their work in development.
This Story Will Not Self-Destruct in 10 Seconds
Burnesser Ellen Wilson started in communications in 1986 with a telephone and a phone book. Lots has changed since then, but one thing has remained the same: the power of a good story.
Save the Ugali!
I recently visited smallholder farmers in Iringa, Tanzania, with a team of nine journalists. We learned that ugali, the most common staple starch in my home country of Kenya, is under threat! But we also saw some incredible projects underway to save the dish.
Four Questions with Saburi Chirimi
Saburi Chirimi has been advancing social change from our Nairobi office since 2014. In this interview, Julie Mankowski explores the projects Saburi works on, the impact they have, and why she calls her bike “Chuck Norris.”
A Surge in Federal Support of Agricultural Research Is Needed Now
Growth in US agricultural production has leveled off, and agricultural research budgets have been mostly flat for decades. Meanwhile, China’s production has increased dramatically, supported by a tripling of the government’s investment in agricultural research. A new report shows that it is time once again to grow more solutions on US soil.
Evidence-Based or Advocacy Communications?
“How do we stay true to scientific rigour while communicating scientific results in ways that help influence publics and create big impacts?” Science communicator Susan MacMillan of the International Livestock Research Institute explored this question in a recent opinion piece, which is discussed and linked to in this post.
Our Creative Portfolio
Videos, graphics, gifs, Twitter, blog posts, websites – these days, there are so many ways to communicate beyond traditional media, and Burness does ‘em all. To showcase some of our recent creative work, we’ve put together a new creative portfolio.