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Table 6 Mungbean production constraints in Southeast Asia and East Africa, ranked from 1 to 12 (1 being the most important), 2017–18

From: Mungbean in Southeast Asia and East Africa: varieties, practices and constraints

  Southeast Asia East Africa
KHM IDN LAO PHL THA VNM UGA KEN TZA
Insect pests in production 6 1 4 8 1 2 1 2 3
Unstable markets 4 5 2 4 4 4 11 1 5
Lack suitable varieties 2 7 6 5 8 7 7 11 2
Lack of quality seed 1 4 7 1 10 11 5 10 1
Low price/market demand 3 8 1 2 2 9 8 3 4
Unstable weather 10 6 8 3 5 5 4 4 9
Plant diseases 5 2 11 12 3 1 2 5 8
Water shortages 9 11 10 6 6 9 10 12 12
Labor shortages 8 3 5 9 9 6 9 6 10
Insect pests in storage 11 9 3 7 11 3 3 8 6
Lack of extension support 7 10 9 10 12 10 12 7 7
Soil fertility 12 12 12 11 7 12 6 9 11
  1. Cambodia (KHM), Indonesia (IDN), Lao PDR (LAO), Philippines (PHL), Thailand (THA), Vietnam (VNM), Uganda (UGA), Kenya (KEN), Tanzania (TZA)