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Table 9 Functions of farmer organizations

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

Service/technology received from farmers organization Male-headed households Female-headed households
f Responses, % f Responses, %
Labor exchange/shared labor 10 7.5 5 13.9
Planting material (seeds, cuttings, suckers, vines) 32 24.1 8 22.2
Loans (cash, household items, seeds) and savings 28 21.1 10 27.8
Training on modern farming methods 36 27.1 9 25.0
Farm animals (chicken, turkey, goats, bee hives) 10 7.5 0 0.0
Source market for the farmers produce 7 5.3 1 2.8
Farm equipment (hand hoes, watering cans, spray pumps, axe, machete) 7 5.3 1 2.8
Agrochemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) 3 2.3 2 5.6
Total 133a 100.0 36a 100.0
  1. aTotal number of responses (f) may be more than 100 due to multiple responses.