AGRICULTURE & FOOD DEFENSE ARCHIVES

Nuclear Threats Against the Homeland: Impact and Preparation

How the war in Ukraine will end is unclear However research shows that there is the potential for devastating effects on a global scale As such it is important for emergency planners to reassess their all hazards plans to ensure their communities identify the threats and ensure their planning processes

Monkeypox: A Public Health Update

  Declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox has been on the news since early May 2022 due to the high number of cases and its worldwide distribution. The current outbreak varies from the historical situation, in which the virus remained endemic

Earthquakes & Pandemic – Keeping People Fed Amid Crises

Even though food is necessary for survival it is not common to see agricultural workers at a disaster training exercise However one organization demonstrates why training these volunteers with emergency preparedness and response skills is essential for future large scale disasters

Looking Back to Look Ahead to Protect the Food Supply

History reveals patterns that preparedness professionals can use to better protect communities from agroterrorism and supply chain threats One historical study has been updated to reflect cases of intentional food contamination events around the world Learn more about this research and how to protect the food supply

Chemical Sector Perspectives

The Chemical Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency Domestic Preparedness invited one subject matter expert to answer important questions about this sector and how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community

How The Best Get Better: Partnerships & A Trifecta Disaster

Japan is more prepared for future disasters due to communications and annual investments into exercises and drills with local and international partners Tokyo Disney Resort leveraged private public partnerships to increase preparedness in employees guests business services critical infrastructure facilities and government stakeholders to manage future disruptions caused by natural

Bipartisan Commission Says Nation Unprepared for Biological Events

On 17 February 2022 Dr Asha M George executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense testified as an expert witness before the U S Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at a hearing on addressing the gaps in the nation s biodefense and level of preparedness to

Predictable Surge: A Pilot in Providence

Collaboration between public entities and private companies is essential to prepare for disasters However current partnerships can be formal and cumbersome to the point of detriment or impromptu and do little to achieve their goals This unmet need to find appropriate partnership mechanisms could be addressed by the Harvard National

Finding New Ways to Prepare

One common sentiment that can hold people back from thinking outside the box is That s how it s always been done Lessons learned and best practices are critical components of disaster preparedness efforts However no matter how many lessons are learned and best practices are discovered the pursuit for

Resilience After 2021: Unfinished Business & Future Agenda

In 2021 many questions have been raised about resilience Is more known about resilience and have more leverage tools been retained to establish resilience at will than a decade ago What ideas and notions were expected 10 years ago in energizing resilience tasks activities and operations Has the leverage needed

Space Aliens – Emergency Management Roles & Responsibilities

Planning for the emergency management needs of space aliens on Earth in terms of their well being before during and after disasters could be the plot of a science fiction movie script The movie District 9 has a similar premise the aliens that arrived on Planet Earth were not warriors

Revisiting Face Masks Near the End of a Long Journey

On 11 March 2021 the world reached a dubious milestone one year since the World Health Organization WHO first declared COVID 19 a global pandemic Soon after that declaration a large portion of the world shut down In the 12 months that followed community stakeholders have become relatively well versed

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