This is the protocol for a systematic review which will examine the evidence of the impact of agricultural trade liberalization on food security in developing countries.
The following questions will be addressed:
(i) What studies have been done on the impact of agricultural trade liberalization on food security in developing countries?
(ii) What did these studies find about:
(a) The impact of agricultural trade liberalization on the food security of individual/household, community, regional and national levels?
(b) The gender impact?
(c) The impact at various socioeconomic levels?
(iii) What do the findings suggest about appropriately measuring the impact of agricultural trade liberalization on food security?
(iv) Are there variations in impacts of different types of agricultural trade liberalization policies on food security?
(v) What are these variations and are they measurable in terms of impacts on different groups of people and indicators (such as food production; income; total expenditure; food expenditure; share of expenditure on food calorie consumption; nutritional status; food prices, and wages)?
(vi) If any, what agricultural trade liberalization policies are associated with a positive impact on food security in developing countries?
This protocol provides background information and details of the methods to be used.
CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 38 pp.