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Table 4 Cassava production constraints across agro-ecological zones

From: Farmers’ knowledge and perception of postharvest physiological deterioration in cassava storage roots in Ghana

Production constraints Coastal Forest Semi-deciduous Transition Overall
Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank
Inadequate capital 1.91 1 1.94 1 1.94 1 1.85 1 1.91 1
Inadequate processing centres/buyers 2.27 2 2.12 2 1.94 1 2.34 2 2.14 2
High cost of transportation 4.82 5 4.47 3 4.52 4 4.73 4 4.31 3
Deterioration of roots after harvest 4.27 3 4.53 4 4.48 3 3.93 3 4.58 4
High cost of labour (in the dry season) 5.09 6 4.65 5 4.69 5 4.82 5 4.74 5
Pests and diseases 4.55 4 4.79 6 5.04 6 4.84 6 4.89 6
High cost of agrochemicals 5.09 6 5.5 7 5.4 7 5.49 7 5.43 7
W (p < 0.000) 0.384 0.4137 0.447 0.411 0.416