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Table 1 Two different cereals percentage of cultivation households, cultivation area, amount of seeding and yields

From: Agricultural production and food consumption of mountain farmers in Tanzania: a case study of Kiboguwa village in Uluguru Mountains

  Surveyed household Non-cultivated households* Cultivated lands Number of cultivated lands Area size of cultivated lands S:Amount of sowing Amount of seed per area Y:Yield per household Productivity
(households) (households) (%) (number/household) (number/household) (acre/household)*2 (kg/household) (kg/acre) (kg/household) (kg/acre)
(a) Rice
2005           
 Kiseneke 20 1 5.0 20 1.1 0.5 10.6 21.2 94.3 188.6
 Changa 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 2.0 25.0 12.5 19.5 9.8
 Mungi 10 0 0.0 13 1.3 1.3 7.4 5.7 102.5 78.8
 Ludewa 10 1 10.0 10 1.1 2.1 4.9 2.3 99.8 47.5
 Total 41 2   44       
 Average    4.9   1.1 1.5 12.0 10.4 79.0 81.2
2006           
 Kiseneke 16 0 0.0 21 1.3 1.5 22.5 14.6 118.9 77.3
 Changa 23 0 0.0 25 1.1 1.2 22.4 19.4 105.8 91.6
 Mungi 18 1 5.6 17 1.0 1.1 15.7 14.2 101.4 91.6
 Ludewa 22 0 0.0 27 1.2 1.4 18.4 12.8 102.8 71.8
 Total 79*3 1   90       
 Average    1.3   1.2 1.3 19.8 15.3 107.2 83.1
  Surveyed household Non-cultivated households* Cultivated lands Number of cultivated lands Area size of cultivated lands S:Amount of sowing Amount of seed per area Y:Yield per household Productivity
(households) (households) (%) (number/household) (number/household) (acre/household)* (kg/household) (kg/acre) (kg/household) (kg/acre)
(b) Maize
2005           
 Kiseneke 20 1 5.0 24 1.3 1.5 4.3 2.9 103.4 68.9
 Changa 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1.5 4.0 2.7 37.5 25.0
 Mungi 10 2 20.0 7 0.9 1.6 1.7 1.0 108.5 66.8
 Ludewa 10 6 60.0 4 1.0 1.5 2.8 1.8 195.0 130.0
 Total 41 9   36       
 Average    22.0   1.0 1.5 3.2 2.1 111.1 72.7
2006           
 Kiseneke 16 1 0.0 21 1.5 1.5 12.9 8.9 157.5 108.6
 Changa 23 2 8.7 21 1.2 1.2 6.7 5.6 127.5 107.4
 Mungi 18 5 27.8 13 0.9 0.9 4.2 4.5 77.0 82.1
 Ludewa 22 13 59.1 9 1.6 1.7 4.8 2.8 206.7 121.6
 Total 79 21   64       
 Average    26.6   1.3 1.3 7.1 5.4 142.2 104.9
  1. *Households which have not cultivated rice or maize in the year surveyed
  2. *2People in this area use acre when they explain area size. So in this paper, acre is used as a unit of area size of the cultivated lands
  3. *3Data of five households out of the 84 households were omitted from this analysis of Table 1 due to some loss of data