by Shenggen Fan, Jamed Falik, Rajul Pandya-Lorch et al.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2018
The rise of isolationism and protectionism, visible in the US withdrawal from multilateral trade and climate agreements, the UK’s “Brexit” from the EU, and growing anti-immigration rhetoric in developed countries, threatens to slow progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and improved food security and nutrition. Although backlash against globalization has been mostly portrayed as a phenomenon affecting the developed world, the report highlights how rolling back global integration could harm the livelihoods of millions of poor people in the developing world as well. The report is the latest in an annual analysis of developments in food policy around the developing world, based on the most recent available evidence.