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Table 3 Farmers’ experience with agricultural shocks during the past five years

From: Small farmers’ preferences for weather index insurance: insights from Kenya

Agricultural risks Farmers affected (%) Frequency (past 5 years) Severity (scale: 1–4)
Input price hike 88.6 4.2 (1.2) 3.1 (0.7)
Output price drop 85.2 4.1 (1.2) 3.0 (0.7)
Drought/insufficient rain 85.2 3.0 (1.2) 3.0 (0.7)
Pests and diseases 84.7 3.8 (1.6) 2.9 (0.8)
Excess rain 23.6 1.7 (1.1) 3.0 (0.8)
Frost 22.5 3.3 (1.6) 2.4 (0.8)
Hail storms 9.6 1.4 (0.8) 2.0 (1.1)
Wildlife problem 6.5 3.5 (1.8) 2.8 (0.8)
  1. Mean values are shown with standard deviations in parentheses
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