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Table 8 Priority needs ranking* by local government areas in Plateau State

From: Baseline study of growers’ constraints in the production of apple (Malus domestica) in Plateau State Nigeria

Selected need Jos South Jos North Riyom Barki Ladi
Extension services 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd
Subsidised farm inputs (like, fungicides, fertilisers, etc.) 5th 4th  
Credit facilities 3rd 5th 2nd
Large acreage of suitable land 7th 5th 4th
Irrigation facilities 6th 3rd 5th
Subsidised quality seedlings of different varieties suited for the tropics 1st 1st 1st 1st
Pest and disease control 4th 4th 3rd
Insurance against pilfering 7th
Storage and preservation facilities 6th
Parent stock 8th
Market reports 9th
  1. Source: Field Survey, 2017
  2. *Rankings in the table means: 1st = most important; 2nd = second most important, and so on