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Table 2 Characteristics of the bean plots

From: Is bean really a women’s crop? Men and women’s participation in bean production in Uganda

Variables Male headed (N = 542) Female headed (N = 117) Chi-square/t test
Intercropping (%) 73.12 76.55 0.86
Who owns the bean crop (%)
 Men 32.27 4.59 97.66***
 Women 35.11 86.24  
 Both men and women 32.62 9.17  
Who owns the bean plots (%)
 Men 84.01 16.26  
 Women 4.04 68.29 354.09***
 Both men and women 11.95 15.45  
Mode of land acquisition for bean plots (%)
 Purchased 51.71 29.66  
 Borrowed/rented in 20.60 19.31 37.51***
 Inherited 26.60 51.03  
 Government 1.09   
Rating of the soil fertility (%)
 Good 30.97 29.66  
 Medium 59.62 55.17 4.35
 Poor 9.41 15.17  
Average number of bean plots 1.22 (0.59) 0.84 (0.46) 2.85***
Size of bean plot (acres) 1.04 (0.90) 0.78 (0.55) 3.19***
Average distance to bean plot (km) 0.99 (0.95) 0.92 (0.86) 1.16
  1. ***, **, * Significant at 1, 5 and 10%, respectively
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