Agricultural Security: Impacts on Military Readiness and National Security

Posted: September 21, 2023

The food and agriculture (FA) sector is designated as one of the 16 critical infrastructures that contribute to U.S. economic stability and security.  Vulnerabilities in the FA sector pose a threat to food security, national security, and military readiness.  Food insecurity and hunger are a cost of war and often lead to the viscous cycle of further protest and violent conflict.  This state-of-the-art report examines the impacts that climate change, threats of bioterrorism, and cyberattacks pose on food security and explores the technologies, techniques, and policies to mitigate those vulnerabilities.

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