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Table 8 Rank of constraints encountered by urban vegetable farmers

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

Constraints All the three vegetables Lettuce and cabbage Lettuce and spring onion Lettuce only
Total Mean score Ranks Total Mean score R Total Mean score Ranks Total Mean score Ranks
High cost of input 1165 64.72 3rd 693 63 5th 1980 66 1st 1431 75.32 1st
High postharvest losses 1168 64.89 2nd 599 54.46 7th 1869 62.3 4th 1366 71.89 4th
High irrigation cost 1145 63.61 5th 786 71.46 2nd 1886 62.87 3rd 1330 70 6th
Price fluctuation 1147 63.72 4th 830 75.46 1st 1963 65.43 2nd 1379 72.58 2nd
High competition for land 1058 58.78 6th 730 66.36 4th 1805 60.17 5th 1370 72.12 3rd
Lack of access to credit 1017 56.5 7th 686 62.36 6th 1646 54.87 7th 1313 69.12 7th
Land tenure insecurity 1488 82.67 1st 778 70.73 3rd 1706 56.87 6th 1362 71.68 5th
Sample size 18    11    30    19   
  1. Source: Field Survey, 2017