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Table 4 Cost per acre for the various vegetable combinations

From: Profitability and constraints to urban exotic vegetable production systems in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana: a recipe for job creation

Variables All three vegetable Lettuce and cabbage Lettuce and spring onion Lettuce only
Quantity Price (Gh¢) Cost (Gh¢) Quantity Price (Gh¢) Cost (Gh¢) Quantity Price (Gh¢) Cost (Gh¢) Quantity Price (Gh¢) Cost (Gh¢)
Cost of labor (man-days) 2 219.61 439.22 2 202.12 404.24 2 205.55 411.10 2 162.63 325.26
Cost of fertilizer (kg) 50.49 1.24 62.61 55.30 1.72 95.12 10.45 0.76 7.94 10.66 0.76 8.10
Cost of manure (kg) 1776.47 0.08 142.13 1115.15 0.49 546.42 1736.02 0.05 86.80 1785.09 0.06 107.11
Cost of planting materials
 Spring onion (kg) 25.76 0.79 20.35     45.60 0.94 42.86    
 Lettuce (g) 50.47 0.52 26.24 56.52 0.53 29.96 108.89 0.52 56.36 132.89 0.50 66.44
 Cabbage (g) 80.20 1.56 125.11 60.45 1.58 95.51       
 Cost of pesticide (g) 66.62 1.02 68 59 1.15 67.85 77.07 0.96 73.99 78.42 0.56 43.92
 Cost fungicide (g) 932.35 0.04 37.29 824.24 0.03 24.72 520.11 0.02 10.40 460.53 0.01 4.61
 Cost of weedicide (liters) 3.78 14.82 56.02 1.26 11.09 13.97 1.15 8.93 10.27 2.15 10.95 23.54
 Cost of fuel for irrigation (liters) 49.50 3.89 192.56 21.06 4.17 87.95 27.90 3.78 105.56 20.10 3.55 71.35
 Total variable cost per acre (A)    1169.54    1277.79    805.18    658.49
 Cost of land rent per acre    0.41    1.45    3.76    
 Depreciation per acre    5.23    3.75    5.43    6.01
 Interest on loan    15.06    5.55    2.67    0.61
 Total fixed cost (B)    20.70    10.75    11.86    6.62
 Total cost per acre (A + B)    1190.24    1288.54    817.04    665.11
 F-statistics 0.687 0.457 0.945 0.458 0.714 0.458 0.874 0.456 0.849 0.546 0.253 0.498
 Prob (F-statistic) 0.782 0.284 0.457 0.315 0.458 0.745 0.458 0.189 0.428 0.149 0.645 0.572
  1. Source: Field survey, 2017