Protecting food security, preventing biosecurity threats, and ensuring a stable food supply is crucial for promoting economic stability, international trade, and national security. A great deal of research has addressed critical food and agricultural defense/security issues and attracted interest across a broad array of public and private institutions. Unfortunately, the breadth of the issues, and fluctuations in topical interest and funding levels all contribute to an incomplete mapping of the body of work in these areas.
- Systematically map information about existing and ongoing research measuring the potential social and economic consequences of food and agricultural defense/security events on vulnerable populations, political stability, and the economic and public health impacts on communities/nations.
- Develop a series of conferences designed to review the information gathered, and to produce conference proceedings that present key findings and identify possible gaps in the existing
The systematic mapping database, research paper, and conference proceedings will contribute to knowledge dissemination, facilitate collaboration, and serve as valuable references for further research, policy development, and practical implementation in the field.
|Project Lead||Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, TAMU-ALEC|
|TAMU-ALEC Research Team||PI: Zhihong Xu, Ph.D. |
Co-PI: Matt Baker, Ph.D.
Co-PI: Bruce Herbert, Ph.D.
Co-PI: Ashlynn Kogut Ph.D.
Conf. Mgmt.: Donnalee Sullins, Ph.D.
|Duration||Sept. 2023 – Aug. 2025|