Food policy in 2017-2018: Progress, uncertainty, and rising antiglobalism

Shenggen Fan
global food policy report

The year 2017 was marked by increasing uncertainty amid mixed signs of progress. Global hunger increased as conflicts, famine, and refugee crises persisted even as the world enjoyed a strong economic recovery. As antiglobalization sentiment rose, major global events marked a shift away from the decades-long trend toward greater global integration. More promisingly, other policy developments maintained international momentum toward creating a sustainable future.