I'd like to ask 2 things about the following sentence.
Basic risks of the XXX’s cotton industry are as follows:
XXX is the name of the country.
1. Which preposition is more appropriate -- of or in, i.e. 'risks of' or 'risks in'?
2. Do I need "the" before "basic"? It's the first sentence in the section of the report and "risks" have not been mentioned before.
"Risks of" is okay, but "risks to" is probably better.
The basic risks to XXX's cotton industry....