Rural Transport and Agriculture Factsheet


Increased agricultural production is critically important to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly for ending poverty (SDG1), achieving food security (SDG2) and ensuring healthy lives (SDG3). Global food production must increase 60% from 2005-2007 levels by 2050 to meet projected demand. Roughly 2.5 billion people derive their livelihoods from agriculture, and in many developing countries the agricultural sector accounts for over 30% of gross domestic product (GDP).1. This Factsheet analyses the impact of rural road infrastructure and transport on agriculture and development.


SLoCaT. Rural Transport and Agriculture Factsheet. ReCAP, London, UK (2015) 4 pp.

Published 1 January 2015