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Table 7 Major potato production constraint in the area

From: Assessment of production practices of smallholder potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) farmers in Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia

Constraints Priority ranking
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Index Rank
Lack of access to credit 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0914 6
Lack of yielding cultivars 14 7 5 3 1 0 0 0 0.0793 7
Insufficient seed tubers 18 11 4 2 2 1 1 0 0.1012 4
Diseases 29 23 20 19 14 13 7 0 0.2708 1
Storage problem 23 17 14 10 7 6 2 1 0.1843 2
Low market price 42 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.1696 3
Soil degradation 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0117 8
Lack of agrochemicals 20 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0918 5
Total 176 83 52 34 24 20 10 1