THE EDEN HOMELAND SECURITY PROJECT: EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN FOOD AND AGROSECURITY

STEVE CAIN

Extension Disaster Education Network, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

1 INTRODUCTION

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Homeland Security Project (see logo in Fig. 1) provides research, materials, and educational courses to enhance Extension's abilities to deliver disaster and emergency management education. This article offers an overview of those efforts, provides insight into key issues, and information on the development of EDEN Homeland Security information and educational products.

EDEN reduces the impact of disasters through education. EDEN provides Extension, nationwide, with a network of specialists and a shared database of educational tools.

Extension has been involved in disaster education for decades, and in homeland security in a different form, since the civil defense days. Since 1993 EDEN, as a collaborative multistate effort, has improved the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters. To learn more about United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/qlinks/extension.html.

EDEN primarily functions as a network of professionals with more than 75 subject-matter specialties, ranging from human development to crop and livestock development. Resources from the land grant, sea grant, and related institutions are shared through a national ...

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