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Better Rural Transport is Key to Food Security and Zero Hunger

Road infrastructure and the associated provision of safe, reliable, and affordable transport services in rural areas, have the potential to bring about social and economic development, thereby reducing poverty, increasing food security and productivity and lessening the experience of hunger (1-7).  Yet nearly one billion rural residents, approximately 68% of the world’s rural population, still do not have all-season access to road networks (3). Rural economies in developing c