Global Agriculture

Today, 800 million people—more than currently live in the US and Europe combined—do not get enough to eat. With a global population soon to swell by two billion people, and climate change threatening crop and livestock production, food challenges are ascendant.

Since its founding, Burness has worked closely with the often unseen heroes of our time—the agriculture scientists and policymakers tirelessly seeking the right mix of innovations, policies and leadership that can make food abundance an enduring reality for all. From the futuristic halls of the Global Crop Diversity Trust’s “doomsday” seed vault in the Arctic Circle, to the struggling but fascinating urban produce and livestock markets of Nairobi, to the rapidly innovating farms of rural Ghana, Burness is constantly telling the compelling stories of the many people fighting around the world for a food-secure future.