CEC will provide expertise in knowledge management, communications and capacity development in issues related to this new CEC Specialty Group. We will especially look at the relationship between the expanding global need for protein and the impacts on biodiversity and sustainability. Agro-security is about protecting food and agriculture systems and infrastructure. It looks ahead for options to address the challenges of food insecurity, climate change and natural resource degradation. It can also encompass national responses to agro-terrorism or to natural and man-made disasters, which can be particularly devastating in developing countries.