The State of Maryland is a major hub for world travel and its close proximity to Washington, DC makes it a potential target for acts that threaten agricultural security. Our communities must be able to identify potential threats to agriculture and act appropriately to eliminate them. Hurricane Isabel, as well as the Avian Influenza outbreaks, have provided valuable emergency response experience and illustrated the need for enhancing the capacity of the University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to assist the agricultural community in preparedness for, response to and recovery from natural and/or man-made disasters. The Center for Agrosecurity and Emergency Management (CAEM) was created to help address these needs.
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Last updated: 03/10/2009