Food Supply Chains Storage and distribution

Road density


Total length of roads divided by total land area of a country.


Meters of road per squared kilometer of land area. Roads may include highways, primary roads, secondary roads, tertiary roads, and local roads.


Road infrastructure is key for ensuring market access and efficient supply chains. Road density is higher in wealthier and more densely populated countries. In rural, remote areas, lack of roads may limit yearlong access to nutritious foods.