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Table 6 General perception on PPD among sampled farmers

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

No. Perception attribute Strongly agree (2) Agree (1) Indifferent (0) Disagree (−1) Strongly disagree (−2) Mean score
1 Deteriorated roots taste better 35 23 5 54 20 −0.01
2 Deteriorated roots are difficult to pound 64 69 1 3 0 1.42
3 Deteriorated roots affect root quality 30 105 0 2 0 1.19
4 Roots deteriorate 2–3 days after harvest 46 88 0 2 1 1.28
5 Mechanical injuries cause PPD 69 55 1 11 1 1.31
6 Micro-organisms cause PPD 7 42 26 22 39 −0.32
7 PPD reduce market value of roots 36 95 0 5 1 1.17
8 Deteriorated roots are easy to process 9 16 9 75 27 −0.69
9 Deteriorated roots can be used to prepare many dishes 3 36 2 61 35 −0.65
10 PPD can be prevented 9 34 27 39 24 −0.26