Food Environments Food availability

Supply of starchy roots


Grams per person per day of starchy roots available in a country's food supply. Includes production plus imports minus exports and changes in starchy root stocks. This indicator takes into consideration starchy roots as well as processed foods derived from starchy roots. Data is drawn from the FAO Food Balance Sheets. Note that FAO's methodology for Food Balance Sheets changed for 2014 estimates and after, which may limit comparability pre and post-2014.


Availability of starchy roots in the national food supply is a precursor to consumption of starchy roots, which may provide an important source of carbohydrates and some micronutrients. Note that this indicator does not consider access or affordability of starchy roots among population subgroups.