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Table 3 The top most important off-farm income sources

From: Gender differences in access and use of selected productive resources among sweet potato farmers in Uganda

Off-farm income activity Male-headed households Female-headed households
f Responses, % f Responses, %
None 72.0 51.8 36 67.9
Loan from credit institution 1.0 0.7 0 0.0
Remittances 1.0 0.7 2 3.8
Formal/salaried employment (drivers, teachers and factory workers) 17.0 12.2 3 5.7
Casual worker 6.0 4.3 3 5.7
Stone quarrying 0.0 0.0 2 3.8
Brewing alcohol 3.0 2.2 0 0.0
Small business (retail shop, restaurant, buying and selling of agricultural produce in markets) 26.0 18.7 4 7.5
Mechanic (bicycle repair) 1.0 0.7 0 0.0
Transport (motorbike riding as taxi service) 3.0 2.2 0 0.0
Brick laying 2.0 1.4 0 0.0
Charcoal burning 2.0 1.4 1 1.9
Handcraft making 2.0 1.4 2 3.8
Tailoring 3.0 2.2 0 0.0
Total 139.0a 100 53a 100
  1. aTotal number of responses (f) adds up to 192 due to single responses by each respondent.