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Table 4 Attributes of yellow-root cassava considered good and poor by respondents

From: Men and women’s perception of yellow-root cassava among rural farmers in eastern Uganda

Attribute Men (%) Women (%) Male youth (%) Female youth (%) Overall (%)
Good qualities
Early maturity 77.8 58.8 78.9 75.0 72.9
High root yield 50.0 70.6 31.6 50.0 50.0
Good flour quality 16.7 23.5 26.3 40.0 27.0
Disease tolerance 16.7 11.8 15.8 25.0 17.6
Drought tolerance 5.3 0.0 11.1 0.0 4.0
Extended shelf-life 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
Poor qualities
Low dry matter 63.2 65.0 45.0 60.0 58.2
Bitter fresh roots 57.9 45.0 70.0 55.0 57.0
Disease susceptibility 21.1 50.0 25.0 25.0 30.4
Poor soil storability 21.1 30.0 15.0 20.0 21.5
Low root yield 10.5 30.0 15.0 20.0 18.9
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